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Future queen or tireless toiler? A paper wasp's destiny may lie in the antennal drumbeats of its caretaker.
Researchers trying to determine whether nature or nurture determines an antâ€™s status in the colony have found a surprising answer. Both.
Paper Wasps are social wasps and make up the genus Polistes. They form small colonies with umbrella-shaped nests in sheltered spots, and are quite mild-mannered. They feed on caterpillars and other soft-bodied insects, most of them pests. Despite the use of the proper name, most social wasps make nests from paper, although some tropical wasp species such as Listenogaster Flavolineata use mud, a far more easy resource for the wasp to collect. The larger colonial species, Yellowjackets,...
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