Nesting Behavior of Abispa ephippium (Fabricius) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae): Extended Parental Care in an Australian Mason Wasp

@article{Matthews2009NestingBO,
  title={Nesting Behavior of Abispa ephippium (Fabricius) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae): Extended Parental Care in an Australian Mason Wasp},
  author={Robert W. Matthews and Janice R. Matthews},
  journal={Psyche: A Journal of Entomology},
  year={2009},
  volume={2009},
  pages={1-15}
}
The genus Abispa includes Australia's largest wasps, potters with distinctive mud nests weighing up to 0.5 kg. [...] Key Result Thievery and nest usurpation by Pseudabispa paragioides (Meade-Waldo) were discovered.Expand
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