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Social wasps of the subfamily Vespinae (Hymenoptera, Vespidae) of the Kyrghyz Republic


Dr Vladimir V. Dubatolov, Siberian Zoological Museum, Institute of Animal Systematics and Ecology, Frunze Street 11, Novosibirsk 91, 630091 Russia; email: or Mr D. A. Milko, Institute for Biology and Pedology, Kyrghyz Academy of Sciences, Tchui Avenue 265, Bishkek, 72007, Kyrghyz Republic; email:


Based on newly collected and museum material, the distribution of species of the Vespinae in the Kyrghyz Republic is discussed. Vespula austriaca is recorded for the first time from Kyrghyzstan. Dolichovespula norwegica is first reported in the Pamir-Alai Mountains, providing the southernmost record for the species.