The comparative biology of two sympatric paper wasps in Michigan, the native Polistes fuscatus and the invasive Polistes dominulus (Hymenoptera, Vespidae)

@article{Gamboa2003TheCB,
  title={The comparative biology of two sympatric paper wasps in Michigan, the native Polistes fuscatus and the invasive Polistes dominulus (Hymenoptera, Vespidae)},
  author={G. Gamboa and M. Noble and M. C. Thom and J. L. Togal and R. Srinivasan and B. Murphy},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2003},
  volume={51},
  pages={153-157}
}
SummaryThe biology of the invasive Polistes dominulus and the native P. fuscatus was compared at a field site in Rochester, Michigan over a two-year period. Colonies nesting semi-naturally in plywood nestboxes were studied using videography, extensive surveys, and colony-specific marking of gynes.Both single- and multiple-foundress colonies of P. dominulus were significantly more productive than comparable colonies of P. fuscatus. The disparity in productivity was significantly more pronounced… Expand

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