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Zookeys. 2014 Jan 8;(368):45-63. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.368.6426. eCollection 2014.

Distribution and nests of paper wasps of Polistes (Polistella) in northeastern Vietnam, with description of a new species (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Polistinae).

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  • 1Insect Ecology Department, Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet Road, Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • 2Natural History Laboratory, Faculty of Science, Ibaraki University, Mito, 310-8512 Japan.

Abstract

Seven species of the subgenus Polistella Ashmead of the genus Polistes Latreille including a new species, P. brunetus Nguyen & Kojima, sp. n. described here, are recognized to occur in northeastern Vietnam, the easternmost part of the eastern slope of the Himalayas. A key to these species is provided. Their distributional records are remarked. Nests of P. delhiensis Das & Gupta, P. mandarinus de Saussure and P. brunetus are also described.

KEYWORDS:

Hymenoptera; Polistella; Polistes; Polistinae; Vespidae; nest; new species; northeastern Vietnam

PMID:
24478582
PMCID:
PMC3904069
DOI:
10.3897/zookeys.368.6426
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