Record of sleeping aggregation of the solitary aculeate potter wasp Antepipona bipustulata (de Saussure, 1855) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae) from India

Authors

  • Zoological Survey of India, M- Block, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700053, West Bengal
  • Western Ghat Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Kozhikode – 673006, Kerala
  • Zoological Survey of India, M- Block, New Alipore, Kolkata - 700053, West Bengal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26515/rzsi/v118/i2/2018/123114

Keywords:

Antepipona bipustulata, First Report, Hymenoptera, India, Sleeping Aggregation

Abstract

The sleeping aggregation and mandibular roosting behavior of Antepipona bipustulata (de Saussure 1855) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae) is reported for the first time. The observation gains interest since the knowledge on the bionomics of Antepipona bipustulata is extremely sparse

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2018-06-17

How to Cite

Rajmohana, K., Kumar, P. G., & Majumder, A. (2018). Record of sleeping aggregation of the solitary aculeate potter wasp <i>Antepipona bipustulata</i> (de Saussure, 1855) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae) from India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 118(2), 212–213. https://doi.org/10.26515/rzsi/v118/i2/2018/123114

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