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Biology and behavior of the forest yellowjacket, Vespula acadica (Sladen) and the obligate social parasite, Vespula austriaca (Panzer) (Hymenoptera:Vespidae)

Hal Clyde Reed

Biology and behavior of the forest yellowjacket, Vespula acadica (Sladen) and the obligate social parasite, Vespula austriaca (Panzer) (Hymenoptera:Vespidae)

by Hal Clyde Reed

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Vespidae.,
  • Host-parasite relationships.,
  • Wasps.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Hal Clyde Reed.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 206 leaves, bound :
    Number of Pages206
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16535143M

    Abstract: Eight species of vespine wasps were captured in traps near Fairbanks, Delta Junction and Palmer, Alaska alaska Subject Category: Geographic Entities see more details, during and These were Vespula vulgaris vespula vulgaris Subject Category: Organism Names see more details L., V. acadica (Sladen), V. consobrina (Saussure), V. rufa (L.)(=intermedia [Buysson]), . Vespula germanica (European wasp, German wasp, or German yellowjacket) is a species of wasp found in much of the Northern Hemisphere, native to Europe, Northern Africa, and temperate Asia. It has been introduced and is well-established in many other places, including North America, South America (Argentina and Chile), Australia, and New wasps are part of the family Vespidae and.

    English: Forest Yellowjacket; asturianu: ‎Vespula acadica Media in category "Vespula acadica" The following 2 files are in this category, out of 2 total. Vespula × ; KB. Biology pages with wikidata item specified in VN;. “Yellowjacket” is an American term that is used for all species of wasps in the genera Dolichovespula and Vespula. The name refers to the yellow and black patterns of most species (Fig. ); however, some species are black and white, such as the baldfaced hornet, Dolichovespula are 19 species of yellowjackets in North America (6 Dolichovespula spp. and 13 Vespula spp.).

    Yellowjacket biology- a simple overview. Also Trigonalidae wasps. Wasp is a general term, and includes yellowjackets as well as other stinging and non-stinging wasps are parasites (or parasitoids) of other insects and do not sting. Vespula acadica, also known as the Forest Yellowjacket, is a North American species of eusocial wasp which is part of the "rufa" group within the genus Vespula. It is a black and yellow wasp that is found in arboreal areas and builds its nests most often in decaying vegetation like logs, but has occasionally been found to build aerial nests.


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Biology and behavior of the forest yellowjacket, Vespula acadica (Sladen) and the obligate social parasite, Vespula austriaca (Panzer) (Hymenoptera:Vespidae) by Hal Clyde Reed Download PDF EPUB FB2

Vespula acadica, also known as the Forest Yellowjacket, is a North American species of eusocial wasp which is part of the "rufa" group within the genus is a black and yellow wasp that is found in arboreal areas and builds its nests most often in decaying vegetation like logs, but has occasionally been found to build aerial nests.

Due to its preference for forests V. acadica does not Family: Vespidae. Vespula acadica (forest yellowjacket) is restricted almost entirely to the Canadian Zone. (fig. 42). acadica was reported as an aerial nester by Sladen (); however, two of three nests found by MacDonald et al.

(a) were subterranean, and one was in a decaying log on the forest floor. Comparative Colony Behavior of the Forest Yellowjacket, Vespula acadica (Sladen) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)1 Hal C. Reed2 and Roger D. Akre3 Department of Entomology, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington abstract: Social interactions of the forest yellowjacket, Vespula acadica (Sladen), were investigated in one incipient and 5.

Reed H.C., —Biology and behavior of the forest yellowjacket,Vespula acadica (Sladen) and the obligate social parasite,Vespula austriaca (Panzer) (Hymenoptera: Vespidæ).Ph.D. Dissertation, Washington State University, p.

Google ScholarCited by: Miller, C.D.F. Taxonomy and distribution of Nearctic Vespula. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 93(Supplement 22) DOI: /entmfv Full article (PDF) on Reference page. Reed, H.C.; Akre, R.D.

Comparative colony behavior of the forest yellowjacket, Vespula acadica (Sladen) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Nesting biology and behavior of the blackjacket, vespula consobrina (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) J Kansas Entomol Soc. ; – Reed HC, Akre RD: Comparative colony behavior of the forest yellowjacket, Vespula acadica (Sladen)(Hymenoptera: Vespidae).

Dissertation: Biology and behavior of the forest yellowjacket, Vespula acadica (Sladen), and the obligate social parasite, Vespula austriaca (Panzer) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Graduate Curriculum: 28 entomology courses; 2 ecology courses; 4 zoology courses; 2 statistics courses.

Vespula 24 Biology 24 General 24 Hornets— Vespa crabro 32 Yellowjackets 35 Genus Dolichovespula 35 Dolichovespula albida 35 Dolichovespula árctica Nest 36 Dolichovespula arenaria 38 Dolichovespula maculata 42 Dolichovespula norvegicoides. 45 Genus Vespula 46 Vespula rufa species group 46 Vespula acadica 46 Vespula atropilosa Reed HC, Akre RD: Nesting biology of a forest yellowjacket Vespula acadica (Sladen)(Hymenoptera: Vespidae), in the Pacific Northwest.

Ann Entomol Soc Am./aesa/ Article Google Scholar. Cladistic analysis of 25 species of Dolichovespula and Vespula (yellowjackets) is used to investigate the evolution of social parasitism in these genera.

Three species of yellowjackets are social parasites, or inquilines; that is, lacking a worker caste, and dependent on usurping the colony of a host species to obtain a worker force. Emery's Rule states that social parasites are more closely.

Mutual policing is an important mechanism for maintaining social harmony in group-living organisms. In some ants, bees, and wasps, workers police male eggs laid by other workers in order to maintain the reproductive primacy of the queen.

Kin selection theory predicts that multiple mating by the queen is one factor that can selectively favor worker policing. This is because when the queen is.

Major: Biology Minor: Chemistry M.S. Entomology, Texas A & M University, Thesis: Nesting ecology of paper wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Polistes) in Texas urban area. Ph.D. Entomology, Washington State University, Dissertation: Biology and behavior of the forest yellowjacket, Vespula acadica (Sladen), and the.

Vespula acadica (Sladen)- Forest Yellowjacket. This is a boreal species that is rarely encountered. Colonies can be large, with over workers, and if disturbed, they are reported to quite aggressive. Vespula austriaca (Panzer)- Boreal Yellowjacket. Another boreal species, but is an obligatory social parasite of V.

acadica and V. rufa. Western Yellow Jacket (Vespula pensylvanica)Eastern Yellow Jacket (Vespula maculifrons)German Yellow Jacket (Vespula germanica) - introduced species Description: The Yellow Jacket is a North American predatory insect that builds a large nest to house the colony.

These bee-sized social wasps are black with yellow markings on the front of the head and yellow banding around the abdomen.

studied yellowjacket species, and the ability of workers from some colonies to hover in flight, a behavior perhaps adapted to their usual foraging habits. In addition, unlike typical yellowjacket queens, the queen of one small colony physically dominated (mauled) her workers.

Vespula consobrina (Saussure) is a black and white yellowjacket, often. Weak nestmate discrimination behavior in native and invasive populations of a yellowjacket wasp (Vespula pensylvanica) Article (PDF Available) in Biological Invasions June with Reads.

Nest of Vespula acadica attached to a twig (surrogate root) in the nest box guarded by the queen (note black pieces of prey incorporated into the nest); (b, c) Embryo nests of V. germanica with. Nice shots of a worker of the Forest Yellowjacket worker, Vespula acadica.

Richard Vernier, 10 September, - am login or register to post comments. Nine species of social wasps were captured in traps baited with acetic acid, isobutanol, heptyl butyrate and combinations of acetic acid and either isobutanol or heptyl butyrate. Three yellowjacket species in the Vespula rufa species group were captured in traps (Vespula acadica (Sladen), Vespula consobrina (Saussure), Vespula vidua (Saussure)).

Among the wasps, only a relatively few species are successful tramps–most notably, the German yellowjacket (Vespula germanica), the common wasp (Vespula vulgaris), the western yellowjacket (Vespula pensylvanica), and the European paper wasp Polistes dominulus.

Handbook of Urban Insects and Arachnids This account provides the first comprehensive coverage of the insect and other arthropod pests in the urban environment worldwide Presented is a brief description, biology, and detailed information on the development, habits, and distribution of urban and public health pests There are illustrations to accompany some of the major pest species The.The yellow jacket also has well-developed mouthparts that are specially designed to capture and chew prey (such as many kinds of caterpillars).

Along with strong jaws the yellow jacket has a highly developed tongue for sucking nectar and fruit juices from the plants. (Grissell, May ; Lyon, ; Ross and Matthews, ) Other Physical Features.Yellowjacket Scientific Name: Vespula spp. and Dolichovespula spp.

Family: Vespidae Order: Hymenoptera (ants, bees, wasps) U.S. Distribution: All states; various species. The most common yellowjacket pests are: common yellowjacket (Vespula vulgaris)--most of the U.S.; eastern yellowjacket (V. maculifrons)--east of the Rocky Mountains; German yellowjacket (V.

germanica)- .