Prevalence of the parasite Strepsiptera in adult Polistes wasps: field collections and literature overview

@article{Hughes2004PrevalenceOT,
  title={Prevalence of the parasite Strepsiptera in adult Polistes wasps: field collections and literature overview},
  author={David P Hughes and Jeyaraney Kathirithamby and Laura Beani},
  journal={Ethology Ecology \& Evolution},
  year={2004},
  volume={16},
  pages={363 - 375}
}
The incidence of strepsipteran parasites in temperate Polistes wasps is recorded following the collection and dissection of adults from nests, foraging sites and hibernacula. The mean proportion of infected P. dominulus adults (i.e. parasite prevalence) on nests was around 7%, while wasps which were captured when hunting for prey or collecting water were rarely parasitized. Of the four Polistes species that were recovered from overwintering aggregations (dominulus, gallicus, nimphus and… 
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