Psyche: A Journal of Entomology / 2011 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Environmental Factors Influencing Foraging Activity in the Social Wasp Polybia paulista (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Epiponini)

Table 1

Months in which each nest was sampled and the number of days that each nest was observed, as well as the substrates, growth habit, and height where the nests were found in the social wasp Polybia paulista.

ColonyMonth(s) sampledNumber of observationsSubstrateGrowth habitHeight

N1Dec (2007), Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr (2008)8Caesalpinia echinata (Fabaceae)Tree1.5 m
N2May, Jun (2008)3Copernicia sp. (Arecaceae)Palm-tree2.0 m
N3Jul, Aug (2008)4Licania tomentosa (Chrysobalanaceae)Tree2.0 m
N4Sep, Oct (2009)7Licania tomentosa (Chrysobalanaceae)Tree2.5 m
N5Nov (2009)4Copernicia sp. (Arecaceae)Palm-tree1.8 m