Social biology of Parischnogaster striatula (Hymenoptera: Stenogastrinae)

  title={Social biology of Parischnogaster striatula (Hymenoptera: Stenogastrinae)},
  author={D. Baracchi and G. Mazza and A. Cini and I. Petrocelli and R. bin Hashim and S. Turillazzi},
  journal={Tropical Zoology},
  pages={105 - 119}
The social biology of the wasp Parischnogaster striatula has been studied in Peninsular Malaysia. This species shows the main characteristics of hover wasps (Vespidae, Stenogastrinae) which set them aside from the other social Vespidae. These include the use of an abdominal secretion in brood rearing, the three-phase egg deposition and the presence of only four larval instars. Colonies are invariably small sized and on average 1.92 females on the nests present developed ovaries. Colony life… Expand
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