oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Nest construction by the social wasp, Belonogaster petiolata (Degeer) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)

Volume 54, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Nest construction behaviour and nest architecture in Belonogaster petiolata (Degeer) is descriptionbed. The presence of a continuous supply of water and suitable tree species (in particular Rhus spp,) are probably important in determining nesting sites. The choice of tree species for nesting may be related to the relative abundance of foraging ants on different tree species,

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