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, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 367–375 | Cite as

Note sull’architettura del nido e sull’allevamento della prole in Polybioides raphigastra (Vespidae, Polistinae)

  • Stefano di Turillazzi
  • Elisabetta Francescato
Etologia

Riassunto

II nido diPolybioides raphigastra, vespa sociale poco conosciuta delia Malesia, è costi-tuito da un unico favo che si awolge a spirale su se stesso. La parte superiore delia struttura a forma di uovo, che ne risulta, funge da involucro protettivo. La proie immatura è allevata in cellctte il cui fondo viene aperto dagli adulti durante lo sviluppo delie larve.

Notes on the nest architecture and brood rearing of Polybioides raphiga-stra (Vespidae, Polistinae)

Abstract

The nest ofPolybioides raphigastra, little known social wasps from Malaysia, is constituted by a single comb which curls on itself in a spiral. The upper part of the egg-like structure functions as protective envelope. Immature brood is reared in cells the bottom of which is opened by the adults during the development of the larvae.

Key words

Nest architecture Polybioides Brood rearing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano di Turillazzi
    • 1
  • Elisabetta Francescato
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Biologia AnimaleGenetica Universitédegli Studi di Firenze Via RomanaFirenze

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