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Title: Yellowjacket (Vespula pensylvanica) Predation at Hawaii Volcanoes and Haleakala National Parks: Identity of Prey Items
Authors: Gambino, Parker
Issue Date: 1992
Publisher: Hawaiian Entomological Society
Citation: Gambino P. 1992. Yellowjacket (Vespula pensylvanica) predation at Hawaii volcanoes and Haleakala national parks: identity of prey items. Proc Hawaiian Entomol Soc 31:157-164.
Abstract: Predation by Vespula pensylvanica (Saussure) was studied at Haleakala and Hawaii Volcanoes National Parks in Hawaii. Prey items were sampled by removing them from foragers returning to nests. V. pensylvanica preyed on a diverse taxonomic assortment of arthropods; 522 prey items belonging to 9 orders were identified. Of 170 prey items determined to genus level, approximately two thirds were of endemic taxa, indicating a substantial threat of V. pensylvanica to Hawaiian biodiversity. The design of a prey sampling trap is given.
Pages/Duration: 8 pages
ISSN: 0073-134X
Appears in Collections:Volume 31 – 1992 : Hawaiian Entomological Society

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