Check List 7(5): 656-667, doi: 10.15560/7.5.656
Social wasps of Unilavras/Boqueirão Biological Reserve, Ingaí, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil
expand article infoMatheus Henrique-Simões, Mariana Deprá Cuozzo, Fernando Antônio Frieiro-Costa
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Social wasps (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Polistinae) usually build nests using vegetable materials mixed with water and salivary secretion, resulting in a product similar to paper. Between April 2009 and March 2010 an inventory of these wasps was made at Unilavras/Boqueirão Biological Reserve, located in the municipality of Ingaí-MG. Thirty four species of social wasps belonging to ten genera were recorded, Polybia fastidiosuscula Saussure (1854) was the most common.