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Polistes gallicus

Synonyms: Polistes albellus; Polistes foederatus; Polistes kaszabi; Polistes mongolicus; Polistes obscuricornis; Polistes omissa; Polistes omissus; Polistes ordubadensis; Polistes pictior

Wikipedia Abstract

Polistes gallicus (also historically referred to as Polistes foederatus) is a fairly common species of paper wasp found in various parts of Europe, excluding England, Denmark, and Scandinavia, from warmer climates to cooler regions north of the Alps. The distribution of P. gallicus also extends into northern regions of Africa, Israel, Iran, and even parts of China and Russia. Nests of these social insects are created in these various conditions. The Polistes species uses an oral secretion to construct their nests, which consist of a combination of saliva and chewed plant fibers. This structural mixture physically protects the nest from various harsh elements and from weathering over time.
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Infraspecies

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Puszcza Bialowieska 156041 Poland  

Predators

Dasypogon diadema[1]
Molobratia teutonus[1]
Stenopogon sabaudus[1]

Distribution

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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