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

@article{Yamane2009HowDA,
  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},
  year={2009},
  volume={12}
}
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… Expand
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