How does a colony of Apoica flavissima (Hymenoptera: Vespidae, Epiponini) maintain a constant temperature?

  title={How does a colony of Apoica flavissima (Hymenoptera: Vespidae, Epiponini) maintain a constant temperature?},
  author={Soichi Yamane and Sidnei Mateus and Satoshi Hozumi and Kazuyuki Kud{\^o} and Ronaldo Zucchi},
  journal={Entomological Science},
The thermal characteristics of a colony of Apoica flavissima, an epiponine wasp, were examined. The nest, with a diameter of slightly less than 30 cm, was built on a twig of an orange tree. The temperature of the roof surface fluctuated greatly, ranging between 19.1 and 41.5°C. However, the temperature in the central cell was kept constant at around 27°C throughout a day. Although heavy rain pelted the nest roof in the morning, the central cell maintained temperatures higher than 25°C. On the… 

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  • A. Himmer
  • Biology
    Zeitschrift für vergleichende Physiologie
  • 2004
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Ein Beitrag zur Kenntnis des Wärmehaush - alts in Nestbau sozialer Hautflüger

  • Zeitschrift für vergle - ichende Physiologie
  • 1927

The social wasps of the Americas excluding the Vespinae

American Museum Novitates

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