A new distribution record of mason wasp Pison punctifrons Shuckard, 1838 (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae: Larrinae) from Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Rajiv K. Singh Bais
Aakash Singh Bais


This paper reports occurrence of mason wasp Pison punctifrons Shuckard, 1838 from Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.  This is a new distribution record for the species.  This paper examines the nest architecture and prey choices of the wasp and carries the photographic record of a live P. punctifrons Shuckard on her nest with prey.

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Aakash Singh Bais, IISER-Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462066, India.

Deptt. of Physics.

IISER Bhopal


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