Construction and utilization of multiple combs in Polistes canadensis in relation to the biology of a predaceous moth

@article{Jeanne2004ConstructionAU,
  title={Construction and utilization of multiple combs in Polistes canadensis in relation to the biology of a predaceous moth},
  author={R. Jeanne},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={4},
  pages={293-310}
}
  • R. Jeanne
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Summary1.Colonies of Polistes canadensis canadensis (L.) in the lower Amazon region of Brazil are founded by 2–29 females (average: 9.1). Subsequent combs are added around the first at a rate correlated with number of foundresses and with the overall rate of new cell construction. Combs grow for an average of 15.4 days and achieve an average size of 30.8 cells. As older combs are abandoned, brood rearing moves into new combs. A large, mature but still growing colony had 838 cells distributed… Expand

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