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Key to the paper and social wasps of Central Europe (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)

Dvoák, L. and Roberts, S. P. M. (2006) Key to the paper and social wasps of Central Europe (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Prague, 46. pp. 221-244. ISSN 0374-1036

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A determination key to the Central European paper wasps (Polistinae – Polistes Latreille, 1802 – eight species) and social wasps (Vespinae – 11 species: Vespa Linnaeus, 1758 – one species, Vespula Thomson, 1869 – four species, Dolichovespula Rohwer, 1916 – six species) is given. Distribution and biotope requirements of all species in the Czech Republic and Slovakia are briefly mentioned. All social wasps occur more or less regularly in both countries. Four paper wasps are relatively common but four other species (Polistes atrimandibularis Zimmermann, 1930, P. sulcifer Zimmermann, 1930, P. associus Kohl, 1898, and P. gallicus (Linnaeus, 1767)) are very rare with the Czech Republic and/or Slovakia at the northern edge of their range.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development
ID Code:8480
Uncontrolled Keywords:Determination, Europe, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hymenoptera,, Vespidae, Vespa, Vespula, Dolichovespula, Polistes

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