Does Polistes exclamans Viereck (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) Hibernate Inside Muddauber Nests

  title={Does Polistes exclamans Viereck (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) Hibernate Inside Muddauber Nests},
  author={Jorge M. Gonz{\'a}lez and S. Bradleigh. Vinson},
Behavioral responses of the parasitoid Melittobia digitata to volatiles emitted by its natural and laboratory hosts
It is suggested that M. digitata adopts a ‘sit and wait’ strategy to locate mud dauber wasps, relying mainly on indirect host‐related cues: females search for nests that are under construction and once found, they wait inside the cell until the host completes its cocoon and releases meconium, an indicator that is associated with host suitability. Expand


Hibernation clustering and its consequences for associative nest foundation in Polistes dominulus (Hymenoptera Vespidae)
Various studies indicate that cuticular hydrocarbons (CHCs) act as cues for nestmate recognition in paper wasps and other social insects. A recent study showed that associative nest foundation inExpand
The Nesting Habits of Mexican Social and Solitary Wasps of the Family Vespidae
A second trip to Mexico during July 1940 yielded some interesting data on the nesting habits of certain social and solitary Hymenoptera of the family Vespidae.[1][1] [1]: #fn-1
An Additional Note on the Behavior of Hibernating Polistes Wasps.
A recent paper[*][1] tells how hibernating Polistes wasps, after spending the winter in shelter away from the nest, visit the home at intervals, whenever the temperature is favorable, and finallyExpand
The Behavior of Hibernating Polistes Wasps.
I make only a meagre offering, for I can throw light on the habits of only one species of Polistes, P. annularis, and give some incomplete notes on a few other species, which, however, show certain tendencies. Expand