A Informational Checklist of the Social Wasps of Pakistan

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A Informational Checklist of the Social Wasps of Pakistan

Postby Anthony Daglio on 20 Dec 2015, 02:12

AN INFORMATIONAL CHECKLIST OF THE SOCIAL WASPS OF PAKISTAN

The social wasps of Pakistan have not been given attention until recently. Only a few species collected from Pakistan were reviewed in the monographs of Das & Gupta (1983, 1989). The first reviews on the social wasps of Pakistan was given by Dvorak (2007), Gusenlietner (2007) and Aziz (2008). A pictorial key and additional species records for five social wasp species were given in this review including: Vespula nursei Archer, Polistes stigma tamulus (Fabricius), P. olivaceus (De Geer), Ropalidia brevita Das & Gupta, and R. cyathiformis (Fabricius) was done by Mahmood et al (2012). Later, Mahmood et al (2014) produced a checklist of the social and solitary species of Vespidae occurring in Pakistan. Additional records and keys to species of Vespidae occurring in the Pothwar region of Punjab, Pakistan were recorded by Siddiqui et al (2015). In this review new social wasp species were recorded from the Pothwar region including: Polistes wattii (Cameron), P. olivaceus (De Geer), P. rothneyi carletoni van der Vecht, P. indicus (Stolfa), Ropalidia brevita Das & Gupta, R. cyathiformis (Fabricius), Vespa basalis Smith, V, orientalis Linnaeus, V, tropica (Linnaeus), V. velutina (Lepeletier). Most recently, New locality records of Vespula flaviceps in Murree (Punjab) were reported by Bodlah et al (2015). Many new species collected from Pakistan are housed in the National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering in Faisalabad, Pakistan. Many species in this collection are included in the specimen photos provided on this post. These specimens were later included in a study by Faiz et al (2016) on a study on the vespid fauna of Gilgit-Baltistan. It is in high hopes that more research can conducted in other areas of Pakistan in the near future to give us a greater understanding on the social wasp fauna of Pakistan, and also on the overall distribution of social Vespidae on the whole.

NEW RECORDS
1.) Recently, three workers of Vespa mandarinia Smith were found in the collection of the National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Faisalabad Pakistan and it can now be recorded for the first time here. The form of Vespa mandarinia occurring in Pakistan is V. mandarinia bellona Smith. NEW RECORD

2.) Another new record from Pakistan is Vespula vulgaris (L.) of which one specimen was found in Astore, Pakistan (also see attached photo): http://www.zobodat.at/belege_detail.php?id=6791285 The color form of Vespula vulgaris occurring in Pakistan is that of V. vulgaris rufosignata Eck. Eck (1998) described Vespula rufosignata based on queens and workers collected in the Kashmir Himalaya. The type specimens of Vespula rufosignata Eck were studied by Carpenter (2009) and compared with Vespula vulgaris specimens from other parts of Asia and were subsequently synonymized under Vespula vulgaris (L.) by Carpenter (2009). The queens and workers of Vespula vulgaris rufosignata Eck tend to have a reddish tinge in the coloration of the markings of the clypeus and thorax, especially in queens. NEW RECORD

GENERAL WORKS
1.) Das & Gupta (1983) A catalogue of the families Stenogastridae and Vespidae from the Indian subregion: http://www.academia.edu/8890119/Das_and ... Vespoidea_
2.) Das & Gupta (1989) The social wasps of India and the adjacent countries: http://www.academia.edu/10009873/Das_an ... _countries


LITERATURE
1.) Dvorak (2007) The Social Wasp Fauna of Pakistan: http://www.academia.edu/1488327/Dvorak_ ... f_Pakistan

2.) Gusenlietner (2007) Uber Vespidae aus Pakistan: http://www.zobodat.at/pdf/LBB_0039_2_0969-0972.pdf

3.) Aziz, A. (2008) Vespidae (Hymenoptera) of NWFP, Pakistan. M.Sc. Thesis. KPK Agricultural University, Peshawar, Pakistan: http://www.academia.edu/25203880/Aziz_2 ... P_Pakistan

4.) Mahmood et al (2012) To The Knowledge of Vespidae of Pakistan: https://www.academia.edu/1881283/Mahmoo ... f_Pakistan

5.) Mahmood et al (2014) Checklist of Vespidae (Hymenoptera) of Pakistan: https://www.academia.edu/19687737/Mahmo ... f_Pakistan

6.) Siddiqui et al (2015) Vespidae (Hymenoptera) of the Pothwar region of Punjab, Pakistan: http://www.academia.edu/10396380/Vespid ... b_Pakistan

7.) Bodlah et al (2015) New locality records of Vespula flaviceps in Murree (Punjab): https://www.academia.edu/11902093/Bodla ... ee_Punjab_

8.) Faiz et al (2016) Wasp fauna (Eumeninae, Vespinae, and Polistinae) in forests of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan: http://www.academia.edu/26609810/Faiz_e ... n_Pakistan

9.) Bodlah et al (2016) First record of Genus Polistes (Vespidae: Hymenoptera) from district Layyah (Punjab), Pakistan: http://www.asianjab.com/wp-content/uplo ... -Final.pdf


CHECKLIST OF SOCIAL WASP SPECIES IN PAKISTAN
SUBFAMILY VESPINAE

GENUS VESPA
a.) Vespa basalis Smith
b.) Vespa mandarinia bellona Smith NEW RECORD
c.) Vespa orientalis Linnaeus
d.) Vespa tropica haematodes Bequaert
e.) Vespa velutina auraria Smith

GENUS DOLICHOVESPULA
a.) Dolichovespula intermedia Birula: http://www.entomologiitaliani.net/publi ... chovespula
b.) Dolichovespula sylvestris Scopolia: http://www.vespidae.be/Vespinae/Dolicho ... estris.htm
Note: Many papers dealing with the social wasps of Pakistan list Dolichovespula intermedia Birula under the incorrect name D. asiatica Archer i.e. Aziz (2008), Mahmood et al (2012,2014). See Carpenter & Kojima (2002) for the correct nomenclature: http://www.academia.edu/1463539/Carpent ... _Vespinae_

GENUS VESPULA
a.) Vespula austriaca Panzer
b.) Vespula flaviceps Smith
c.) Vespula germanica Fabricius
d.) Vespula nursei Archer: http://www.vespidae.be/Vespinae/Vespula_nursei.htm
e.) Vespula vulgaris rufosignata Eck NEW RECORD: http://www.zobodat.at/belege_detail.php?id=6791285

SUBFAMILY POLISTINAE
POLISTES
SUBGENUS GYROSTOMA
a.) Polistes olivaceus De Geer: http://www.vespidae.be/Polistinae/Polis ... vaceus.htm
b.) Polistes rothneyi carletoni Van der Vecht: http://www.entomologiitaliani.net/publi ... t=polistes
c.) Polistes wattii Cameron: http://www.entomologiitaliani.net/publi ... t=polistes

SUBGENUS POLISTELLA
a.) Polistes quadricingulatus Gusenlietner
b.) Polistes sagittarius De Saussure
c.) Polistes stigma tamalus Fabricius: http://www.entomologiitaliani.net/publi ... hp?t=53910

SUBGENUS POLISTES
a.) Polistes biglumis alpium Bluthgen
b.) Polistes dominula Christ
c.) Polistes gallicus omissus Weyrauch
d.) Polistes indicus Stolfa
e.) Polistes nimpha Christ

GENUS PARAPOLYBIA
a.) Parapolybia escalerae Meade-Waldo

GENUS ROPALIDIA
a.) Ropalidia brevita Das & Gupta
b.) Ropalida colorata Van der Vecht
c.) Ropalidia cyathiformis Fabricius
d.) Ropalidia fasciata Fabricius
e.) Ropalidia marginata Lepeletier
f.) Ropalidia spatulata Van der Vecht
g.) Ropalidia variegata Smith

Included in this post are photos of the social wasps of Pakistan starting with queens and workers of Vespula germanica Fabricius.
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Germanica pakistan2.JPG
A worker of Vespula germanica Fabricius from Pakistan.
Germanica pakistan.JPG
A worker of Vespula germanica Fabricius from Pakistan.
Germanica pakistan queen2.JPG
A queen of Vespula germanica Fabricius from Pakistan
Germanica pakistan queen.JPG
A queen of Vespula germanica Fabricius from Pakistan
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Re: A Informational Checklist of the Social Wasps of Pakistan

Postby Anthony Daglio on 20 Dec 2015, 03:00

Specimens of Vespula nursei Archer, and Vespula flaviceps Smith from Pakistan
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Vespula nursei Archer queen specimen from Kashmir, India.
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Vespula nursei Archer queen and worker specimens from Kashmir, India.
V. nursei worker.jpg
Vespula nursei Archer worker specimen from Kashmir, India.
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Vespula flaviceps Smith worker from Pakistan.
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Re: A Informational Checklist of the Social Wasps of Pakistan

Postby Anthony Daglio on 20 Dec 2015, 03:03

Specimens of Vespa basalis Smith from Pakistan
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Vespa basalis Pakistan2.JPG
A specimen of Vespa basalis Smith from Pakistan misidentified as Vespa analis nigrans.
Vespa basalis Pakistan1.JPG
A specimen of Vespa basalis Smith from Pakistan misidentified as Vespa analis nigrans.
Vespa basalis Pakistan.JPG
A specimen of Vespa basalis Smith from Pakistan misidentified as Vespa analis nigrans.
Vespa basalis pakistan3.JPG
A specimen of Vespa basalis Smith from Pakistan
Vespa basalis pakistan1.JPG
A specimen of Vespa basalis Smith from Pakistan
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A specimen of Vespa basalis Smith from Pakistan
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Re: A Informational Checklist of the Social Wasps of Pakistan

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Specimens of Vespa orientalis Linnaeus from Pakistan
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A specimen Vespa orientalis Linnaeus from Pakistan
Vespula orientalis Pakistan4.JPG
A specimen Vespa orientalis Linnaeus from Pakistan
Vespula orientalis Pakistan3.JPG
A specimen Vespa orientalis Linnaeus from Pakistan
Vespula orientalis Pakistan2.JPG
A specimen Vespa orientalis Linnaeus from Pakistan
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A specimen Vespa orientalis Linnaeus from Pakistan
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Re: A Informational Checklist of the Social Wasps of Pakistan

Postby Anthony Daglio on 20 Dec 2015, 03:09

Specimens of Vespa mandarinia bellona Smith from Pakistan.
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A specimen Vespa mandarinia bellona Smith from Pakistan
vespa mandarinia2 Pakistan.JPG
A specimen Vespa mandarinia bellona Smith from Pakistan
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A specimen of Vespa mandarinia bellona Smith from Pakistan
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Re: A Informational Checklist of the Social Wasps of Pakistan

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Specimens of Vespa tropica haematodes Bequaert from Pakistan.
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A specimen of Vespa tropica haematodes Bequaert from Pakistan.
Vespa tropica haematodes Pakistan2.JPG
A specimen of Vespa tropica haematodes Bequaert from Pakistan.
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A specimen of Vespa tropica haematodes Bequaert from Pakistan.
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Re: A Informational Checklist of the Social Wasps of Pakistan

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Specimens of Vespa velutina Lepeletier from Pakistan.
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A specimen of Vespa velutina Lepeletier from Pakistan.
Vespa velutina Pakistan3.JPG
A specimen of Vespa velutina Lepeletier from Pakistan.
Vespa velutina Pakistan2.JPG
A specimen of Vespa velutina Lepeletier from Pakistan.
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A specimen of Vespa velutina Lepeletier from Pakistan.
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Re: A Informational Checklist of the Social Wasps of Pakistan

Postby Anthony Daglio on 20 Dec 2015, 03:22

Queens, males, and worker specimens of Dolichovespula intermedia Birula
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Male of Dolichovespula intermedia Birula
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Worker of Dolichovespula intermedia Birula
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Worker of Dolichovespula intermedia Birula
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Queen of Dolichovespula intermedia Birula face
D. intermedia queen.jpg
Queen of Dolichovespula intermedia Birula
D. intermedia queen2.jpg
Queen of Dolichovespula intermedia Birula
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Re: A Informational Checklist of the Social Wasps of Pakistan

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Specimens of worker and male specimens of Dolichovespula sylvestris Scopoli
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Worker specimen of Dolichovespula sylvestris Scopoli
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Male specimen of Dolichovespula sylvestris Scopoli
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Re: A Informational Checklist of the Social Wasps of Pakistan

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Parapolybia escalerae Meado-Waldo specimens from Pakistan
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Parapolybia escalerae Meado-Waldo specimen from Pakistan
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Parapolybia escalerae Meado-Waldo specimen from Pakistan
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Re: A Informational Checklist of the Social Wasps of Pakistan

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A Ropalidia brevita Das & Gupta specimen from Pakistan
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Ropalidia brevita Das & Gupta specimen from Pakistan.
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Re: A Informational Checklist of the Social Wasps of Pakistan

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Polistes indicus Stolfa specimens from Pakistan
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Polistes indicus Stolfa specimen from Pakistan
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Polistes indicus Stolfa specimen from Pakistan
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Re: A Informational Checklist of the Social Wasps of Pakistan

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Polistes rothneyi carletoni specimens from Pakistan
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Polistes rothneyi carletoni specimen from Pakistan
Polistes rothneyi Pakistan3.JPG
Polistes rothneyi carletoni specimen from Pakistan
Polistes rothneyi Pakistan2.JPG
Polistes rothneyi carletoni specimen from Pakistan
Polistes rothneyi Pakistan.JPG
Polistes rothneyi carletoni specimen from Pakistan
Polistes rothneyi Pakistan.6.JPG
Polistes rothneyi carletoni specimen from Pakistan
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Re: A Informational Checklist of the Social Wasps of Pakistan

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Polistes quadricingulatus specimens from Pakistan
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Polistes quadricingulatus specimen from Pakistan
Polistes singulatus Pakistan2.JPG
Polistes quadricingulatus specimen from Pakistan
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Polistes quadricingulatus specimen from Pakistan
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Re: A Informational Checklist of the Social Wasps of Pakistan

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Polistes wattaii specimens from Pakistan.
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Polistes wattaii specimen from Pakistan
Polistes wattii Pakistan2.JPG
Polistes wattaii specimen from Pakistan
Polistes wattii Pakistan1.JPG
Polistes wattaii specimen from Pakistan
Polistes wattii Pakistan.JPG
Polistes wattaii specimen from Pakistan
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Re: A Informational Checklist of the Social Wasps of Pakistan

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Polistes dominula, and P. gallicus specimens from Pakistan.
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Polistes dominula specimen Pakistan
Polistes spp4 Pakistan.JPG
Polistes dominula specimen Pakistan
Polistes spp3Pakistan.JPG
Polistes dominula specimen Pakistan
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Polistes gallicus specimen from Pakistan
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Polistes gallicus specimen from Pakistan
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Polistes gallicus specimen from Pakistan
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Re: A Informational Checklist of the Social Wasps of Pakistan

Postby Anthony Daglio on 21 Dec 2015, 04:54

Paratypes of queen and worker of Vespula vulgaris rufosignata Eck and an additional specimen from Astore, Pakistan.
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V. vulgaris rufosignata Eck queen.jpg
Vespula vulgaris rufosignata Eck queen from kashmir, India
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Vespula vulgaris rufosignata Eck worker from kashmir, India
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Vespula vulgaris rufosignata Eck queen and worker from kashmir, India clypeal pattern
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Vespula vulgaris rufosignata Eck queen and worker side view from kashmir, India
V. vulgaris rufosignata Eck queen and worker.jpg
Vespula vulgaris rufosignata Eck queen and worker from kashmir, India
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Vespula vulgaris rufosignata Eck worker from Astore, Pakistan
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Re: A Informational Checklist of the Social Wasps of Pakistan

Postby Anthony Daglio on 21 Dec 2015, 05:00

Holotype queen of Vespula vulgaris rufosignata Eck from Kashmir, India.
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Holotype queen of Vespula vulgaris rufosignata Eck
V. vulgaris rufosignata Eck holotype queen thorax.jpg
Holotype queen of Vespula vulgaris rufosignata Eck
V. vulgaris rufosignata Eck holotype queen side view.jpg
Holotype queen of Vespula vulgaris rufosignata Eck
V. vulgaris rufosignata Eck holotype queen thorax2.jpg
Holotype queen of Vespula vulgaris rufosignata Eck
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Holotype queen of Vespula vulgaris rufosignata Eck
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