A new stenogastrine nest from Papua New Guinea probably belonging to the genus Stenogaster Guerin 1831 (Hymenoptera Vespidae)

Hansell, M. H. and Turillazzi, S. (1991) A new stenogastrine nest from Papua New Guinea probably belonging to the genus Stenogaster Guerin 1831 (Hymenoptera Vespidae). Tropical Zoology, 4(1), pp. 81-87. (doi: 10.1080/03946975.1991.10539477)

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Abstract

A new stenograstrine nest from Papua New Guinea is described. The nest has an inverted flask-shape and is built mainly with inorganic material. Nest design and biogeographical considerations lead us to attribute the nest to an unknown species of the genus Stenogaster. In the light of this we comment on the evolution of nest architecture and use of building material in Stenogaster Guerin 1831 and Eustenogaster Van der Vecht 1969.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hansell, Professor Michael
Authors: Hansell, M. H., and Turillazzi, S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Tropical Zoology
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN:0394-6975
ISSN (Online):1970-9528

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