First record of Polistes (Polistella) dawnae Dover and Rao (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) from India


Affiliations

  • Jain University, CPGS, Bengaluru, India
  • ICAR-National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources (NBAIR), Bengaluru, India

Abstract

The species Polistes (Polistella) dawnae Dover & Rao (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Polistinae) is recorded for the first time from Arunachal Pradesh, India. This discovery extends the distribution of the species to India, previously known from Dawna Hills (Myanmar), Northeastern Laos and Northern Vietnam.

Keywords

First record, India, Polistes dawnae, Vespidae

Subject Discipline

Entomology

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