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


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


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.


First record, India, Polistes dawnae, Vespidae

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