First observations of a social wasp preying on termite workers

Christopher K Starr

Abstract


The social wasp Polybia quadricincta is observed preying opportunistically on workers of the termite Nasutitermes corniger in Trinidad, West IndiesSeveral Polybia spp. and other social wasps are known to prey on winged reproductive, but this appears to be the first report of any preying on workers.


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Nasutitermes corniger, Polybia quadricincta, predation

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v64i2.1559

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