Key to the paper and social wasps of Central Europe (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Klíč k určování vosíků a vos střední Evropy (Hymenoptera: Vespidae)
Dvořák Libor, Roberts Stuart P.M.
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 46: 221-244, 2006
Abstract: A determination key to the Central European paper wasps (Polistinae –
Polistes Latreille, 1802 – eight species) and social wasps (Vespinae –
11 species: Vespa Linnaeus, 1758 – one species, Vespula Thomson, 1869 –
four species, Dolichovespula Rohwer, 1916 – six species) is given.
Distribution and biotope requirements of all species in the Czech Republic and
Slovakia are briefly mentioned. All social wasps occur more or less regularly in
both countries. Four paper wasps are relatively common but four other species
(Polistes atrimandibularis Zimmermann, 1930, P. sulcifer Zimmermann, 1930, P.
associus Kohl, 1898, and P. gallicus (Linnaeus, 1767)) are very rare with the
Czech Republic at the northern edge of their range.
Key words: Determination, Europe, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Vespa, Vespula, Dolichovespula, Polistes