Research Article

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

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Study sites. (a) Drive-through carport of a residence on the Charles Darwin University Rural Campus 15‚ÄČkm North of Katherine, NT, Australia, that was the main study site in both years. Abispa ephippium and other mason wasps nested among the carport rafters. (b) Small temporary pool under a mango tree in the residence yard; it was regularly visited by both Abispa sexes in 2004.