New records of hover wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Stenogastrinae) from Bhutan

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Tshering Nidup
Wim Klein
Phurpa Dorji


Two species of the subfamily Stenogastrinae, Parischnogaster mellyi (de Saussure, 1852) and (Bingham, 1897), are reported from the subtropical region of Bhutan for the first time.   Distribution supported with GPS positions and main identification characters supported with micrographs have been given for the observed species.  Notes on the nest structure and location of P. mellyi (de Saussure, 1852) are provided as observed from the active nest.

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Tshering Nidup, Sherubtse College, Royal University of Bhutan.


Department of Environment and Life Sciences, Sherubtse College, Royal University of Bhutan.

Wim Klein, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Netherlands.

Honorary Research Associate, Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, 2300 RA Leiden, Netherlands.

Phurpa Dorji, Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN), Bhutan.

Senior Researcher,

RSPN, Bhutan


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