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AuthorJ. van der Vecht
TitleThe Vespinae of the Indo-Malayan and Papuan Areas (Hymenoptera, Vespidae)
JournalZoologische Verhandelingen
Volume34
Year1957
Issue1
Pages1-82
ISSN0024-1652
AbstractCONTENTS
Introduction...............1
Taxonomic studies.............3
Provespa...............7
Vespa................10
Bionomics of Oriental and Papuan Vespinae........51
Provespa...............51
Vespa................52
Habitat...............52
Food...............53
Colony foundation, castes, and periodicity.......59
Nest construction.............60
Duration of life of colonies...........64
Aggressiveness and effect of sting.........66
Enemies ..............69
Mimicry...............71
Distribution of Oriental and Papuan Vespinae........72
Literature...............80
Index................83
INTRODUCTION
It is now more than fifty years ago since R. du Buysson published a monograph of the genus Vespa, a group of wasps which is at present regarded as representing a subfamily consisting of four or five different genera.
In the collections used for the preparation of that work, the fauna of the
Classification42.75
Document typearticle
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