Check List 17(1): 247-252, doi: 10.15560/17.1.247
Polistes associus (Kohl, 1898) recorded from Slovakia after 66 years (Hymenoptera, Vespidae)
expand article infoKatarína Goffová, Dáša Matisková, Dávid Selnekovič§, Adrián Purkart, Vladimír Smetana|
‡ Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Zoology, Bratislava, Slovakia§ Comenius University in Bratislava Faculty of Natural Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia| Tekov Museum, Levice, Slovakia
Open Access
We present the second record of Polistes associus (Kohl, 1898) (Hymenoptera, Vespidae) from Slovakia after 66 years and discuss the distribution of this species in Europe. Morphological features of the species are compared with those of other morphologically similar congeners occurring in Central Europe, Polistes bischoffi Weyrauch, 1937 and Polistes nimpha (Christ, 1791), and the differential diagnoses are supplemented with figures.
Distributional range, Europe, faunistics, identification, paper wasps, Polistinae, Project LIFE