An abandoned nest of Vespa affinis (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)

Main Article Content

Shanjida Sultana
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4061-8142
Sharmin Akter
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1695-2052

Abstract

During a survey of hymenopteran species at Barishal Sadar Thana of Barishal metropolitan area in Bangladesh, a nest of Vespa affinis was discovered; it was later abandoned by the wasps prior to the arrival of winter. As no records of studies have been found on wasp nests in Bangladesh, some features of the collected abandoned nest are discussed here. 

Article Details

How to Cite
[1]
Sultana, S. and Akter, S. 2022. An abandoned nest of Vespa affinis (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Journal of Threatened Taxa. 14, 4 (Apr. 2022), 20943–20945. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.7275.14.4.20943-20945.
Section
Notes

References

Akter, T., J.A. Jharna, S. Sultana, S. Akhter & S. Begum (2020). Identification and ecology of wasps (Apocrita: Hymenoptera) of Dhaka city. Bangladesh Journal of Zoology 48(1): 37–44. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjz.v48i1.47874

Archer, M.E (2008). Taxonomy, distribution and nesting biology of species of the genera Provespa Ashmead and Vespa Linnaeus (Hymenoptera, Vespidae). Entomologist’s Monthly Magazine 144: 69–101.

Archer, M.E (1997). Taxonomy, distribution and nesting biology of Vespa affinis (L.) and Vespa mocsaryana du Buysson. Entomologist’s monthly magazine 133: 27–38.

Klingner, R., K. Richter & E. Schmolz (2006). Strategies of social wasps for thermal Homeostasis in light paper nests. Journal of Thermal Biology 31: 599–604. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2006.08.005

Klingner, R., K. Richter, E. Schmolz & B. Keller (2005). The role of moisture in the nest thermoregulation of social wasps. Naturwissenschaften 92: 427–430. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00114-005-0012-y

Latter, O.H. (1935). A reason for the order in which the queen wasp constructs the cells of the comb, a method for computing the number of cells in a comb, and an instance of the limitation of the instincts of wasps. Proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society of London 10: 74–78.

Seeley, T.D. & R.H. Seeley (1980). A nest of a social wasp Vespa affinis, in Thailand (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Psyche 87: 299–304.

van der Vecht, J. (1957). The Vespinae of the Indo-Malayan and Papuan areas (Hymenoptera, Vespidae), Brill, 82 pp.

Yamane, S. & S. Makino (1977). Bionomics of Vespa analis insularis and V. mandarinia latilineata in Hokkaido, northern Japan, with notes on vespine embryo nests (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Insecta Matsumurana. New series 12: 1–33.