The queen colony phase of vespine wasps (Hymenoptera, Vespidae)

@article{Archer2009TheQC,
  title={The queen colony phase of vespine wasps (Hymenoptera, Vespidae)},
  author={M. Archer},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2009},
  volume={57},
  pages={133-145}
}
  • M. Archer
  • Published 2009
  • Biology
  • Insectes Sociaux
Characteristics of queen nests of the Vespinae are reviewed including the number of cells and each brood stage in the mature nest, cell-building and egg-laying rates, length of each brood stage and the occurrence of brood cannibalism. Success rates of queen nests of the Vespinae are reviewed with their causes of failure including the effect of queen usurpation, and with particular reference to variation of queen behaviour or queen quality. Evidence for the differences between potentially… Expand

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