Latest Polistinae Stories
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.
Social status in paper wasps is established earlier in life than scientists thought, says a study published this month in the journal PLoS ONE.
Scientists trying to understand how the brains of animals evolve have found that evolutionary changes in brain structure reflect the types of social interactions and environmental stimuli different species face.
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,...