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Nesting interactions of the social wasp Dolichovespula saxonica [F.] (Hymenoptera: Vespinae) in wooden nest boxes for birds in the forest reserve „Las Piwnicki” in the Chełmno Land (Northern Poland)

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dc.contributor.author Pawlikowski, Tadeusz
dc.contributor.author Pawlikowski, Krzysztof
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-02T18:06:20Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-02T18:06:20Z
dc.date.issued 2010-07-15
dc.identifier.citation Ecological Questions, Vol. 13, pp. 67-72
dc.identifier.issn 1644-7298
dc.identifier.other doi:10.12775/v10090-010-0017-9
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.umk.pl/handle/item/2212
dc.description.abstract The aim of this research was to investigate the process of colonization in wooden nest boxes for birds by the wasp Dolichovespula saxonica [F.] in the forest reserve “Las Piwnicki” during 1986-1987. About 69% of 150 nest boxes were colonized (36% by D. saxonica) in 1986 and 35% (10% by D. saxonica) in 1987. Parasite Shecophaga vesparum Court was observed inside small cell nests (SC) and large cell nests (LC) in the ratio of 5(SC) : 3(LC). During the two seasons, the decrease in the number of parasited nests followed with the ratio of 10(1986) : 1(1987). Competition of the „wasp - wasp” type (VV) compared to other competition types, such as „wasp - bird” (VA) and different types with wasps (DT), was the most frequent one among the interactions and followed with the ratio 1(VV) : 7(VA) : 5(DT). The number and proportions of construction types of nests during the studied growing seasons seem to prove the regular and irregular development of the Dolichovespula saxonica colony.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Poland
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/pl/
dc.subject Hymenoptera
dc.subject Vespinae
dc.subject Dolichovespula saxonica
dc.subject interactions
dc.subject the Forest Reserve “Las Piwnicki”
dc.title Nesting interactions of the social wasp Dolichovespula saxonica [F.] (Hymenoptera: Vespinae) in wooden nest boxes for birds in the forest reserve „Las Piwnicki” in the Chełmno Land (Northern Poland)
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article


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