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Establishment of Vespa bicolor in Taiwan (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)

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Sperm Use Dynamics of the Baldfaced Hornet (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)

Flexible Foraging Behavior in the Invasive Social Wasp Vespula germanica (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)

Food Quantity AffectTraits of Offspring in the Paper Wasp Polistes metricus (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)

Rate of Strepsipteran Parasitization among Overwintered Females of the Hornet Vespa analis (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)

Bait and Habitat Preferences, and Temporal Variability of Social Wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) Attracted to Vertebrate Carrion

Sting Embedment and Avulsion in Yellowjackets (Hymenoptera: Vespidae): a Functional Equivalent to Autotomy

Control Experiments with Yellow Jacket Wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) Injuring Cattle in Israel

Chemical Attractants for Trapping Yellowjackets Vespula germanica and Vespula pensylvanica (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)

Actinomycetes with Antimicrobial Activity Isolated from Paper Wasp (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Polistinae) Nests

Perfumed to be Killed: Interception of Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) Sexual Signaling by Predatory Foraging Wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)

Polistes dominulus (Hymenoptera, Vespidae) Larvae Show Different Cuticular Patterns According to their Sex: Workers Seem Not Use This Chemical Information

Reduced Densities of the Invasive Wasp, Vespula vulgaris (Hymenoptera: Vespidae), did not Alter the Invertebrate Community Composition of Nothofagus Forests in New Zealand

Conditional Mutualism Between Allodynerus delphinalis (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) and Ensliniella parasitica (Astigmata: Winterschmidtiidae) May Determine Maximum Parasitic Mite Infestation

 

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(suborder Apocrita, superfamily Vespoidea)

The principal family of social wasps, containing many common species, whose members are social, predatory, and more or less melliferous. Females can often inflict painful stings. The fore wings are usually folded longitudinally at rest. Mandibles are usually short and broad, with overlapping apices. Most species are black and yellow with banded abdomens and yellow or white facial markings (they are often called ‘yellow-jackets’; although this common name is sometimes restricted to Vespa crabro, the hornet). Members of some subfamilies feed their young on pre-chewed insects, and make their nests of a papery cellulose construction; other subfamilies are solitary wasps, provisioning their nests with paralysed prey.

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