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1 March 2011 Notes on Fruit Damage by the European Paper Wasp, Polistes dominula (Christ) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)
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The European paper wasp, Polistes dominula (Christ), has colonized much of Colorado during the past decade and has emerged as a dominant species of nuisance wasp. It is impacting many types of prey species, particularly larval Lepidoptera. However, in western Colorado it is also a common pest in fruit orchards and can be very damaging to ripening grapes, Vitis vinifera L.; sweet cherries, Prunus avium (L.) L.; and other thin-fleshed stone fruits. This latter habit is unusual for a Polistes species.

W. S. Cranshaw, H. J. Larsen Jr., and R. J. Zimmerman "Notes on Fruit Damage by the European Paper Wasp, Polistes dominula (Christ) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)," Southwestern Entomologist 36(1), 103-105, (1 March 2011). https://doi.org/10.3958/059.036.0110
Published: 1 March 2011
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