OBSERVATIONS ON THE NESTING BEHAVIOUR OF THREE SPECIES OF ROPALIDIA GUÉRIN-MÉNEVILLE (HYMENOPTERA: VESPIDAE)
Version of Record online: 31 MAR 2007
Australian Journal of Entomology
Volume 21, Issue 4, pages 271–275, November 1982
How to Cite
Hook, A. W. and Evans, H. E. (1982), OBSERVATIONS ON THE NESTING BEHAVIOUR OF THREE SPECIES OF ROPALIDIA GUÉRIN-MÉNEVILLE (HYMENOPTERA: VESPIDAE). Australian Journal of Entomology, 21: 271–275. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-6055.1982.tb01811.x
- Issue online: 31 MAR 2007
- Version of Record online: 31 MAR 2007
- Manuscript received 4 May 1981.
A nest of Ropalidia socialistica (Saussure) is described. It is of unique type, consisting of a large, naked, vertical comb in a tree crevice. Notes are presented on a large aggregation of R. revolutionalis (Saussure) in suburban Brisbane. The nest of this species consists of a naked, pendant comb of 2 rows of cells; most colonies add smaller “satellite” combs in the course of the season. A few nests of R. plebeiana Richards were intermingled with those of revolutionalis.