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

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  • Jain University, CPGS, 18/3, 9th Cross, 3rd Block Jayanagar, Bengaluru ,IN
  • ICAR-National Bureau of Agricultural Insect Resources (NBAIR), P. Bag No 2491, H. A. Farm Post, Bellary Road, Hebbal, Bengaluru ,IN



First record, India, Polistes dawnae, Vespidae


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.


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Gawas, S. M., & Gupta, A. (2017). First record of <i>Polistes (Polistella) dawnae</i> Dover and Rao (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) from India. Journal of Biological Control, 31(2), 79–81.



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