solitary wasp


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solitary wasp

A type of wasp that does not live in a social colony. My sister is an entomologist currently studying the behavior of solitary wasps.
See also: solitary, wasp
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Inbreeding in a natural population of Euodynerus foraminatus (Hymenoptera: Vespidae), a solitary wasp with single-locus complementary sex determination.
These are the solitary wasp subfamily Eumeninae (potter wasps), the largest subfamily in the Vespidae, which includes more than 3,500 described species (Pickett and Carpenter, 2010), and the three social wasp subfamilies, that is, Stenogastrinae, Polistinae, and Vespinae.
Sex ratios and life-history patterns of a solitary wasp, Trypoxylon (Trypargilum) politum (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae).
Neighbor recognition and context-dependent aggression in a solitary wasp, Sphecius speciosus (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae).
The life history and sex ratio data of the solitary wasp Trypoxylon agamemnon nesting in trap-nests in southern Brazil was recorded from January 2002 to December 2007.
However, this article is concerned not with solitary wasps, but colonial wasps, particularly members of two genera: Polistes (paper wasps) and Dolichovespula (hornets).
The family Mutillidae comprises a diverse group of solitary wasps, with over 4000 described species (Lelej, 2005).
The next most important are solitary wasps,'' he said.
Rightly or wrongly, we often view loners as more of a threat, so it may come as a surprise to learn that of the two types of wasps - solitary wasps and sociable wasps - the latter are the ones causing all the aggro.
Their entry holes in bare ground are difficult to spot and closely resemble those made by ants and solitary wasps.
This is in agreement with studies on other species of invertebrate predators responding to olfactory cues associated with their prey, including muricid snails (Carriker & Zandt 1972), tiger beetles (Wilson 1978), ants, (Holldobler & Wilson 1994), and other species of solitary wasps (Evans & Eberhard 1970; Turlings et al.
In fact, the Peckhams publications on the behavior and classification of jumping spiders and behavior of solitary wasps were crucial in supporting the theory of sexual selection and pioneered many of the techniques and concepts associated with ethologists of the mid twentieth century