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Some Wasps Developed Bigger Eyes To See Social Cues Better
2014-04-30 03:57:42

Some wasps have developed bigger eyes, and thus better vision, to read the social cues written on the faces of their sister wasps, according to a new University of California, Berkeley, study.

Polistes fuscatus
2014-02-10 10:05:21

Aggression-causing genes appeared early in animal evolution and have maintained their roles for millions of years and across many species, even though animal aggression today varies widely from territorial fighting to setting up social hierarchies.

European Paper Wasp Never Cries Wolf
2012-08-20 07:13:34

European paper wasps (Polistes dominula) advertise the size of their poison glands to potential predators, finds a new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Frontiers in Zoology.

Image 1 - The King Of Wasps And Scorpio Rising
2012-03-24 05:48:17

Discovery of a new giant wasp species last year has led to the discovery of an even larger species than had been sitting in a collection for 80 years.

Image 1 - Paper Wasps Learn Faces
2011-12-02 06:39:22

Researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered that the species Polistes fuscatus has a special ability to learn faces and retain what they learn.

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2011-01-25 07:35:00

Future queen or tireless toiler? A paper wasp's destiny may lie in the antennal drumbeats of its caretaker.

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2010-05-20 07:56:15

Social status in paper wasps is established earlier in life than scientists thought, says a study published this month in the journal PLoS ONE.

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2010-04-27 12:23:04

They are both nest-building social insects, but paper wasps and honey bees organize their colonies in very different ways.

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2009-10-15 11:06:49

Standing out in a crowd is better than blending in, at least if you're a paper wasp in a colony where fights between nest-mates determine social status.


Latest Polistes Reference Libraries

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2005-08-25 09:20:52

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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