Alarm response to venom by social waspsPolistes exclamans andP. fuscatus (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)

@article{Post2004AlarmRT,
  title={Alarm response to venom by social waspsPolistes exclamans andP. fuscatus (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)},
  author={David C. Post and Holly A. Downing and Robert L Jeanne},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={10},
  pages={1425-1433}
}
The venoms ofPolistes exclamans andP. fuscatus elicit alarm behavior and attract attacking wasps. The response is not species specific, for both hetero- and conspecific venoms elicit similar responses in both species. A test in a wind tunnel provided no support for the hypothesis that alarmed wasps release an alarm pheromone on the nest. 
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