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The Hover Wasps

  • Stefano Turillazzi
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Abstract

The Hover Wasps (Stenogastrinae) comprise 58 described species in 7 genera which are distributed in the South East Asian tropics, from India to New Guinea. This chapter offers a sketch of their systematics. There follows a brief history of the studies by researchers of these wasps, focusing on the main problems, phylogeny and social evolution of these insects. General characteristic of other social wasps are briefly presented and discussed.

Keywords

Social Insect Social Wasp Social Biology Eusocial Species Nest Architecture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Turillazzi
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  1. 1.Dep of Evolutionary Biology “L. Pardi”Università degli Studi di FirenzeFirenzeItaly

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