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

Piotr Łączyński

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.

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nesting biology, nest reutilization, paper wasps

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v67i3.4931

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