SOCIAL HYMENOPTERA BEHAVIOR

  1. Adults consume nectar. Adults feed larvae, pre chewed insects. Foragers will take human food. Will sting readily and repeatedly.

    Yellowjackets. Paper wasps. Hornets. Honey bees. Bumble bees.
    Yellowjackets
  2. Nests are constructed with chewed wood pulp and saliva. Variable shapes but internally decreasing sized tiers.

    Yellowjackets. Paper wasps. Hornets. Honey bees. Bumble bees.
    Yellowjackets
  3. Aerial and ground nesting _ exist. Aerial nests are large and globular.

    Yellowjackets. Paper wasps. Hornets. Honey bees. Bumble bees.
    Yellowjackets
  4. Nests can contain adopted queens that overwintered and reach massive sizes if they survive for years.

    Yellowjackets. Paper wasps. Hornets. Honey bees. Bumble bees.
    Yellowjackets
  5. Adults consume plant juices and nectar from rotting fruits. Adults pre chew insects and feed larvae. Less aggressive stingers than yellowjackets and hornets but can be aggressive when threatened. Capacity to inflict painful stings.

    Yellowjackets. Paper wasps. Hornets. Honey bees. Bumble bees.
    Paper wasps
  6. Adults consume nectar and insects. Adults feed larvae pre chewed insects. Workers defend nest aggressively. Very painful sting. Adults attracted to lights at night. Can be active in late fall.

    Yellowjackets. Paper wasps. Hornets. Honey bees. Bumble bees.
    Hornet
  7. True _ are large, aggressive, and capable of inflicting painful stings

    Yellowjackets. Paper wasps. Hornets. Honey bees. Bumble bees.
    Hornet
  8. Adults consume nectar, larvae are fed honey.

    Yellowjackets. Paper wasps. Hornets. Honey bees. Bumble bees.
    Bumble bee
  9. Hive disturbances can elicit an aggressive response and intruders will be pursued. Threatened hives will produce a loud buzzing sound as a deterrent. Capable of multiple stings.

    Yellowjackets. Paper wasps. Hornets. Honey bees. Bumble bees.
    Bumble bee
  10. test
Author
ianquinto
ID
348373
Card Set
SOCIAL HYMENOPTERA BEHAVIOR
Description
SOCIAL HYMENOPTERA BEHAVIOR
Updated