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11 April 2019 Protopolybia Exigua (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) Nesting on Citrus Grandis (Rutaceae)
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Social wasps are predators. Two nests of Protopolybia exigua (Saussure) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) were collected on pomelo (Citrus grandis [L.]) (Rutaceae) leaves, 1 active and another abandoned. The colonies of P. exigua were located under pomelo leaves, providing protection against adverse environmental conditions. The active nest had 12 pedicels, 600 brood cells, and 15 adult wasps. The knowledge of nesting habits of wasps in agroecosystems favors the management of these insects for biological control.

Bruno Pandelo Brügger, Antonio José Vinha Zanuncio, Carlos Frederico Wilcken, Marcus Alvarenga Soares, and José Cola Zanuncio "Protopolybia Exigua (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) Nesting on Citrus Grandis (Rutaceae)," Florida Entomologist 102(1), 262-263, (11 April 2019). https://doi.org/10.1653/024.102.0149
Published: 11 April 2019
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