*  Mutual assessment via visual status signals in Polistes dominulus wasps | Biology Letters
High-quality wasps are not choosy in trials with 0 versus 1 spot guards, while low-quality wasps are not choosy in trials with ... Focal wasps were allowed to choose between two guarded patches of food. Guards and focal wasps were collected from wild single- ... Focal wasps that challenged a rival had facial patterns advertising a higher level of quality than focal wasps that did not ... A choice was made when the focal wasp opened her mandibles and licked a sugar cube. Wasps that did not eat after 20 min were ...
  http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/6/1/10
*  EENY663/IN1160: Jumping Gall Wasp, California Jumping Gall Wasp, Jumping Oak Gall, Flea Seeds Neuroterus saltatorius Edwards ...
Jumping Gall Wasp, California Jumping Gall Wasp, Jumping Oak Gall, Flea Seeds Neuroterus saltatorius Edwards (Insecta: ... Neuroterus saltatorius Edwards, commonly referred to as the jumping gall wasp or the jumping oak gall, is an oak gall wasp that ... Gall and female wasp of the second generation of Neuroterus saltatorius. The gall is 1 mm in diameter. ... Jumping gall wasp. Forest Pest Leaflet (Fo 29-6/80-1997E). Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry ...
  https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in1160
*  How Do Paper Wasps Make Their Paper? | Junior's Book
When the paper paste dries, the wasps have a strong paper nest in which to raise the young wasps. Paper wasp nests are often ... How Do Paper Wasps Make Their Paper?. Paper wasps are the paper-makers of the insect world. These social insects live together ... Wasps are expert paper makers, capable of turning raw wood into sturdy paper homes. A wasp queen uses her mandibles to scrape ... Paper wasps belong to the genus Polistes. Worldwide, there are over 200 species. These wasps measure 1.9 to 3.2 cm in length. ...
  http://www.juniorsbook.com/tell-me-why/how-do-paper-wasps-make-their-paper/
*  PLOS ONE: Placenta-Like Structure of the Aphid Endoparasitic Wasp Aphidius ervi: A Strategy of Optimal Resources Acquisition
Aphidius ervi (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) is an entomophagous parasitoid known to be an effective parasitoid of several aphid species of economic importance. A reduction of its production cost during mass rearing for inundative release is needed to improve its use in biological control of pests. In these contexts, a careful analysis of its entire development phases within its host is needed. This paper shows that this parasitoid has some characteristics in its embryological development rather complex and different from most other reported insects, which can be phylogenetically very close. First, its yolkless egg allows a high fecundity of the female but force them to hatch from the egg shell rapidly to the host hemocoel. An early cellularisation allowing a rapid differentiation of a serosa membrane seems to confirm this hypothesis. The serosa wraps the developing embryo until the first instar larva stage and invades the host tissues by microvilli projections and form a placenta like structure able to
  http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/comments?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0018847
*  Eusociality - Wikipedia
"Polistes wasps and their social parasites: an overview". Annales Zoologici Fennici. 43 (5/6): 531-549. 2006. JSTOR 23736760.. ... Other wasps, like Polistes instabilis have workers with the potential to develop into reproductives, but only in cases where ... Similar mechanisms are used for the eusocial wasp species Vespula vulgaris. In order for a Vespula vulgaris queen to dominate ... It is mostly observed and studied in the Hymenoptera (ants, bees, and wasps) and in the termites. A colony has caste ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_insects
*  Figs kill wasp larvae when wasps do not pollinate figs
Figs and fig wasps have evolved to help each other out: Fig wasps lay their eggs inside the fruit where the wasp larvae can ... Jandér worked on six fig tree-fig wasp pairs for the study. Some wasp species passively carry pollen that sticks to their ... A female fig wasp (Tetrapus americanus) is about to enter a flowering fig (Ficus maxima).. ... "What prevents the wasps from cheating and reaping the benefits of the relationship without paying the costs?" Jandér added. ...
  https://www.ecnmag.com/news/2010/01/figs-kill-wasp-larvae-when-wasps-do-not-pollinate-figs
*  Parasitic wasps hitchhike on butterflies by smelling for chemical chastity belts - Not Exactly Rocket Science
Virus and bacteria team up to save aphid from parasitic wasp *Wasps use genes stolen from ancient viruses to make biological ... Neither wasp is drawn to the anti-aphrodisiac alone; both need to smell the trigger as part of a sensory milieu given off by a ... But the wasps can sense these chemicals. They feed on the nectar of the same plants that the cabbage white visit and when they ... Parasitic wasps hitchhike on butterflies by smelling for chemical chastity belts. Posted by Ed Yong on February 19, 2010 ...
  http://scienceblogs.com/notrocketscience/2010/02/19/parasitic-wasps-hitchhike-on-butterflies-by-smelling-for-che/
*  Yellow Paper Wasp Polistes dominulus - Download Animals
Yellow Paper Wasp Polistes dominulus Author: Alfred Schauhuber Date: 2006-08-21 Maximum available size: 18. DOWNLOAD ... Fine Art Photography: Yellow Paper Wasp Polistes dominulus. Author: Alfred Schauhuber. Date: 2006-08-21. Maximum available size ... Relevant keywords for this picture: Paper, Polistes, Wasp, Yellow, admission, animals, close, close-up, close-ups, dominulus, ...
  https://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/2475391v999171-yellow-paper-wasp-polistes-dominulus
*  Flight activity in the parasitoid waspNasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) - Semantic Scholar
Flight activity in females of the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis(Walker) was examined by measuring still-air tethered ... Sexual selection on male development time in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis.. *A M Moynihan. , D M Shuker ... The costs and benefits of multiple mating in a mostly monandrous wasp. *Rebecca A. Boulton. , David M. Shuker ... Associative Learning of Color by Males of the Parasitoid Wasp Nasonia vitripennis (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae). *J. M. Baeder. ...
  https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Flight-activity-in-the-parasitoid-waspNasonia-vitr-King/53d88c36fa1ef0c54dff26754f384ebfec576e6e
*  Genome sequencing of 3 parasitoid wasp species | EurekAlert! Science News
... have sequenced the genome of three species of parasitoid wasps of the genus Nasonia. The research offers new basic information ... Parasitoid wasps are four times smaller than the common fruit fly. They lay eggs within other insects and kill their host ... It is also of great importance for the control of agricultural pests and of insect-borne diseases, since parasitoid wasps bite ... Researchers also observed bacterial and virus genes included in the genome of wasps. These findings have helped to better ...
  https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-02/uadb-gso021710.php
*  Why Do I Have So Many Wasps Around My House - Accessible Property Register
What is attracting wasps to your house? Is it your wasp-y lifestyle? Are they there for cocktail parties and hot gossip? No, ... What Attracts Wasps?** While wasps come in a variety of different species, all species can be placed in two classifications - ... Solitary wasps, like their name suggests, live in smaller communities, if not by themselves. These solitary wasps, like mud ... Social wasps, however, live in larger communities that like secluded places that are safe to build a community. This can be in ...
  http://accessible-property.org.uk/news/view/nickmarr-s-blog/why-do-i-have-so-many.htm
*  Donegal Wildlife: July 2016
Sometimes the wasp waits until the host larva has pupated, but the outcome is the same: the host dies and the wasp larva ... I have written many times about parasitoid wasps and their lifestyle. In summary, the female wasp finds her target host - ... There are many variations on the theme: sometimes the host larva is kept alive and it can move away after the wasp larva has ... This aphid has been parasitised by the Braconid wasp Praon flavinode which targets mid-instar aphids. The aphid is glued in ...
  http://donegal-wildlife.blogspot.com/2016/07/
*  In Need of Symbiosis
She's far from any flowers and has egg-laying on her tiny wasp brain. She is a jewel wasp. Jewel wasps are parasites that sting ... It's a small, solitary wasp. This wasp doesn't build nests to raise its larvae in. It doesn't work together with other wasps. ... Individual roaches are very susceptible to the jewel wasp. But there aren't enough jewel wasps to make the cockroach's ability ... The wasp goes and finds a burrow to safely keep its roach minion and then pulls it by the antennae like a toddler leading a ...
  https://inneedofsymbiosis.wordpress.com/
*  UMR CNRS 5558 Laboratoire de Biométrie et Biologie Évolutive - Equipe Epigénétique et Formation du Zygote
Removing symbiotic Wolbachia bacteria specifically inhibits oogenesis in a parasitic wasp, Proceedings of The National Academy ... Removing the symbiotic bacteria Wolbachia inhibits oogenesis in a parasitic wasp. PNAS 98 (11):6247-6252. Loppin B, Berger F, ... as well as in the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis. ...
  http://lbbe.univ-lyon1.fr/-Equipe-Epigenetique-et-Formation-.html
*  Cotesia congregata - Wikipedia
Instead, the genes that code for the virus are contained within the genome of the wasp. The wasp contains special cells called ... the 3rd instar wasp larvae will emerge from the caterpillar and spin cocoons from which the adult wasps fly about 4 to 8 days ... preventing it from attacking the wasp larvae. The host immune system returns to normal after 8 days, by which time the wasp ... An average female wasp will produce over 600 ng of viral DNA in each ovary, more than enough for her lifetime. An average ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotesia_congregata
*  Mischocyttarus mexicanus - Wikipedia
Mischocyttarus is actually cited as the largest genus of social wasps, and it consists entirely of New World wasp species. M. ... mexicanus and other similar wasp species. It appears that the fruit flies also mimic certain defensive behaviors of wasps. When ... However, an older wasp is often prevented from joining a colony, and older nests tend to reject non-nestmates of any age. These ... This social wasp species is a good model for studying the selective advantage of different nesting tactics within a single ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mischocyttarus_mexicanus
*  Vespula acadica - Wikipedia
Vespula wasps are commonly mistaken for other genera, most often the paper wasps of the genus Polistes. V. acadica is ... V. acadica belongs to the genus of Vespula which includes numerous species of social wasps. The wasps within the Vespula genus ... V. acadica wasps do not scavenge or forage on freshly killed insects. The diet of V. rufa group species contain less variety ... However, while these wasps are flexible with regard to roles, there is a noted tendency for workers to specialize in one ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vespula_acadica
*  Mischocyttarus mexicanus cubicola - Wikipedia
Mischocyttarus mexicanus cubicola is a neotropical paper wasp found in the New World. It is a social wasp that demonstrates two ... Mischocyttarus mexicanus cubicola is part of the Vespidae family, which classifies the species as a wasp. Wasps, including M. m ... relatives of wasps. It then falls under the Polistinae subfamily, which is home to paper wasps specifically. The genus of this ... It has also been noted that non-residents are accepted into a nest when the nest is new and the non-resident wasp is young. ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mischocyttarus_mexicanus_cubicola
*  Polistes fuscatus - Wikipedia
On occasion, however, resident wasps may mistake other resident wasps as non-resident wasps. This occurs when the mistaken wasp ... The posture of wasps is very telling of which is dominant or subordinate. The dominant wasp generally sits higher than the ... Social wasps collect carbohydrates from nectar, sap, and fruits and may store them within the nest; some wasps may even steal ... Water is a vital resource for wasps given its many capabilities, and many wasps will go to a variety of places to obtain it, ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polistes_fuscatus
*  Aristophanes, Wasps, line 863
Wasps. The Complete Greek Drama, vol. 2. Eugene O'Neill, Jr. New York. Random House. 1938. The Annenberg CPB/Project ...
  http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0044%3Acard%3D863
*  How Do Wasps Communicate? | eHow
Wasps communicate visually and through their antennae. (Image: wasp image by Henryk Olszewski from Fotolia.com). Wasps employ ... The venom in a wasp sting contains a pheromone that acts like an alarm to other wasps and which is also emitted when a wasp ... Solitary Wasps. Solitary wasps don't live in colonies like hornets and other species that build paper nests and will instead, ... A familiar wasp might offer some of the honey it holds in its stomach, but if unrecognized, the approaching wasp would most ...
  https://www.ehow.com/about_6393075_do-wasps-communicate_.html
*  Wasps invade city | Toronto Star
I tried to respect the laws of the jungle and give (the wasp) its space. But the wasp did not respect me.' ... Wasps invade city. They're less likely to bite than a mosquito, yet are met with hysteria. And they're crashing our idyllic ... After all, wasps are laughably small. And they're less likely to bite than mosquitoes, a species humans are far more willing to ... The worst wasps can do, assuming you're not allergic, is cause mild pain and discomfort. Still, we behave as though they're ...
  https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2009/08/20/wasps_invade_city.html
*  What Kills Bees and Wasps? | eHow
Eliminate pesky wasps and bees from your property. (Image: Medioimages/Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images). Having a mass amount ... If you want to get rid of an entire bee hive or wasp nest, it is usually best to call a professional exterminator so that you ... Although there is no way of stopping nature, you can attempt to make your yard a place where bees and wasps don't want to hang ... One kind kills bees and wasps on contact. The other kind keeps the insect alive temporarily so that it can go back and spread ...
  https://www.ehow.com/info_8046259_kills-bees-wasps.html
*  Oak gall wasps/RHS Gardening
... acorns and stems of oak trees are often caused by gall wasps. ... Oak gall wasps. Back to all plant problems. Odd-shaped growths ... Oak apple gall wasp (Biorhiza pallida) on Oak (Quercus sp.). Oak marble gall wasp (Andricus kollari) on Oak (Quercus sp.). ... Gall wasps however, cause no long term ill effects to oak trees. Gall wasps that attack the acorns can substantially reduce the ... The future of oak trees is not threatened by galls wasps as there are years when acorn gall wasps are scarce and plenty of ...
  https://www.rhs.org.uk/Advice/profile?PID=803
*  Wasps Feeding on Comb-Honey
Psyche is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of basic entomology. Psyche is the official publication of the Cambridge Entomological Club, which founded the journal in 1874.
  https://www.hindawi.com/journals/psyche/1944/047414/abs/