Polistes dominulus (Christ, 1791) (Hymenoptera: Polistinae: Vespidae) Newly Recorded from South Africa

@inproceedings{Eardley2009PolistesD,
  title={Polistes dominulus (Christ, 1791) (Hymenoptera: Polistinae: Vespidae) Newly Recorded from South Africa},
  author={C. Eardley and F. Koch and A. Wood},
  year={2009}
}
South Africa has three indigenous genera of paper wasp, Polistes, Rhopalidia and Belonogaster (family Vespidae). These wasps are mostly brown in colour, usually with pale maculation, and construct nests that are exposed. Thirty four years ago Whitehead & Prins (1975) recorded the European wasp, Vespula germanica (Fabricius, 1793), from Cape Town. This paper wasp builds subterranean nests. Occasionally V. germanica makes nests in closed cavities, such as cavities within the walls of houses, and… Expand
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