Psyche: A Journal of Entomology / 2009 / Article / Fig 1

Research Article

Nesting Behavior of Abispa ephippium (Fabricius) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae): Extended Parental Care in an Australian Mason Wasp

Figure 1

Typical nests of Abispa ephippium Perkins from Katherine, NT, Australia. (a) A newly constructed single cell nest lacking the smooth exterior mud layer that characterizes older nests. (b) A mature nest with 7 cells (funnel out of view on back side) with a visiting male lurking at the back. The wasps measure about 35 mm long.
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