Wasps Fauna of (Subfamilies: Eumeninae, Vespinae and Polistinae) from District Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu And Kashmir, Pakistan.

Muhammad Qasim, Imtiaz Ali Khan, Muhammad Ather Rafi, Muhammad Rafique Khan, Muhammad Amin, Muhammad Kamal Sheikh, Ghulam Rasul, Muzafar Shah

Abstract


Vespid wasps were collected from different localities of district Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Collected wasp specimen yielded 17 species under seven genera of subfamilies Eumeninae, Polistinae and Vespinae. The subfamily Eumeninae represented five species in four genera, while there are eight species of subfamily Polistinae in two genera and four species of the subfamily Vespinae under genus Vespa. Among these Delta dimidiatipenne (de Saussure), Eumenes placens Nurse, Knemodynerus excellens (Pérez), Polistes dominula (Christ), Polistes indicus Stolfa, Polistes stigma tamula (Fabricius), Polistes olivaceus (DeGeer), Polistes rothneyi carletoni van der Vecht, Polistes wattii Cameron, Ropalidia brevita Das & Gupta , Ropalidia colorata colorata van der Vecht, Vespa basalis Smith, Vespa orientalis Linnaeus, Vespa tropica (Linnaeus), Vespa velutina Lepeletier are recorded first time from district Muzaffarabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Out of 17 species 11 species namely, Eumenes placens Nurse, Knemodynerus excellens (Pérez), Polistes dominula (Christ), Polistes indicus Stolfa, Polistes olivaceus (DeGeer), Ropalidia brevita Das & Gupta, Ropalidia colorata colorata van der Vecht, Vespa basalis Smith, Vespa orientalis Linnaeus , Vespa tropica (Linnaeus), Vespa velutina Lepeletier are new record for Azad Jammu and Kashmir.


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