Multiple Use of an Old Nest by the European Paper Wasp Polistes dominula (Hymenoptera, Vespidae) in Central Poland

Authors

  • Piotr Łączyński University of Ecology and Management. Faculty of the Engineering and Management. Warsaw, Poland.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v67i3.4931

Keywords:

nesting biology, nest reutilization, paper wasps

Abstract

Refurbishing the old nest in order to prepare it for a new breeding season cycle has already been observed in few species of paper wasps. When future foundresses emerge from hibernacula they have choose between building a new nest or reusing an old one. In present paper I described a case of multiple use and further expansion an old nest by Polistes dominula (Christ, 1791) in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Mazovia Region, Central Poland.

Author Biography

Piotr Łączyński, University of Ecology and Management. Faculty of the Engineering and Management. Warsaw, Poland.

I am PhD in biology. Now I work as volunteer in University of Ecology and Management.

List of my publications is below link: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Piotr_Laczynski

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Published

2020-09-30

How to Cite

Łączyński, P. (2020). Multiple Use of an Old Nest by the European Paper Wasp Polistes dominula (Hymenoptera, Vespidae) in Central Poland. Sociobiology, 67(3), 469–472. https://doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v67i3.4931

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