First detailed report of brood parasitoidism in the invasive population of the paper wasp Polistes dominulus (Hymenoptera, Vespidae) in North America

@article{Madden2010FirstDR,
  title={First detailed report of brood parasitoidism in the invasive population of the paper wasp Polistes dominulus (Hymenoptera, Vespidae) in North America},
  author={Anne A. Madden and M. M. Davis and Philip T B Starks},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2010},
  volume={57},
  pages={257-260}
}
The European paper wasp Polistesdominulus (Christ) is a model system in the fields of behavioral ecology, ecological immunology, and invasion biology. Since its introduction to the US in 1978, its invasion success has been attributed, in part, to a lack of parasites or parasitoids infecting this population. This is despite the number of parasites which infest the native population and the generalist polistine parasites and parasitoids documented in sympatric North American species. Multiple… 
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