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Intraspecific variation in shapes of comb and the petiole in relation to angle of inclination of nests in pre-emergence nests of a paper wasp, Polistes chinensis (Hymenoptera vespidae)

@inproceedings{Kud2003IntraspecificVI,
  title={Intraspecific variation in shapes of comb and the petiole in relation to angle of inclination of nests in pre-emergence nests of a paper wasp, Polistes chinensis (Hymenoptera vespidae)},
  author={Kazuyuki Kud{\^o}},
  year={2003}
}
The correlation between the angle of inclination of nests and the shapes of comb and the petiole was analyzed in pre-emergence nests of a Japanese paper wasp, Polistes chinensis. Shapes of comb and the petiole were round when the comb orientation was horizontal with a vertical cell axis, while those shapes were oval when the nest was built vertically with a horizontal cell axis. This first study revealed that the shape of the petiole was influenced by the angle of inclination. In addition, the…