Ecology

Associations

Fungus / infection vector
Cladosporium is spread by Dolichovespula

Plant / pollenated
dozy, drunken adult of Dolichovespula pollenates or fertilises flower of Epipactis helleborine
Other: major host/prey

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

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Specimen Records: 456
Specimens with Sequences: 443
Specimens with Barcodes: 438
Species: 10
Species With Barcodes: 10
Public Records: 105
Public Species: 5
Public BINs: 5
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Wikipedia

Dolichovespula

Dolichovespula is a small genus of social wasps distributed widely throughout the Northern Hemisphere. The yellow and black members of the genus are known by the common name yellowjackets in North America along with members of their sister genus Vespula. Others, like the bald-faced hornet (D. maculata), are black and white.

A set of morphological differences distinguishes them from Vespula. The most noticeable is the long face (dolikhos = "long" in Greek). Viewed from the front, Dolichovespula faces are long, while Vespula faces are short and round. The oculo-malar space, the distance between the eye and the mandible, is long in Dolichovespula and short in Vespula.

Dolichovespula are not really a Yellowjacket, but pretty darn close, this wasp lives in wooded regions. The nests are constructed of a paper-like martial formed from chewed wood. This species constructs almost exclusively gray football-shaped aerial-nests attached to trees and buildings (but they may exceed a basketball in diameter or even the nest may grow to be larger by the end of the summer).

Dolichovespula nests are usually aerial, while Vespula often nest underground.

Wasp morphology: the oculo-malar space

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References[edit]

Funet: "Dolichovespula". Retrieved 2008-11-17. 

Bald-faced hornet. Baldfacedhornet.net

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