Neotropical Social Wasps

Basic and applied aspects

  • Fabio Prezoto
  • Fabio Santos Nascimento
  • Bruno Corrêa Barbosa
  • Alexandre Somavilla

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Sergio R. Andena, Luis Filipe Lopes, James M. Carpenter, Orlando T. Silveira
    Pages 1-21
  3. Mateus Detoni, Fábio Prezoto
    Pages 47-69
  4. André Rodrigues de Souza, Camila Folly Baptista, Fábio Santos Nascimento, José Lino-Neto
    Pages 71-83
  5. Bruno Corrêa Barbosa, Tatiane Tagliatti Maciel, Fábio Prezoto
    Pages 85-98
  6. Marjorie da Silva, Sidnei Mateus, Fernando Barbosa Noll
    Pages 99-125
  7. Cintia Akemi Oi, Tom Wenseleers, Ricardo Caliari Oliveira
    Pages 147-178
  8. Edilberto Giannotti, Agda Alves da Rocha
    Pages 179-193
  9. Carlos E. Sarmiento, Orlando Tobias Silveira
    Pages 195-212
  10. Marjorie da Silva, Fernando Barbosa Noll, Johan Billen
    Pages 213-234
  11. William Fernando Antonialli-Junior, Viviana de Oliveira Torres, Ivelize Cunha Tannure-Nascimento, Fábio Santos Nascimento
    Pages 235-247
  12. Alexandre Somavilla, Antônio F. Carvalho, Rodolpho S. T. Menezes
    Pages 249-255
  13. Orlando T. Silveira, Sergio R. Andena, Alexandre Somavilla, James M. Carpenter
    Pages 267-291
  14. Alexandre Somavilla, Bruno Corrêa Barbosa, Marcos Magalhães de Souza, Fábio Prezoto
    Pages 293-316
  15. Alexandre Somavilla, James M. Carpenter
    Pages 327-336
  16. Robert L. Jeanne, Benjamin J. Taylor
    Pages 337-372
  17. Gilberto M. de M. Santos, Emanuelle L. S. Brito, Marcos Aragão
    Pages 373-394
  18. Bruno Corrêa Barbosa, Tatiane Tagliatti Maciel, Alexandre Somavilla, Fábio Prezoto
    Pages 395-403
  19. D. Mayorga-Ch, C. Rodríguez-C, A. Ortíz-Reyes, M. Romero-Tabarez, Carlos E. Sarmiento
    Pages 405-434
  20. André Rodrigues de Souza, Camila Folly Baptista, Gabrazane Venâncio Marques Teixeira, Maria Augusta Pereira Lima
    Pages 435-442
  21. Thiago Elisei, Cleber Ribeiro Junior, Fábio Prezoto
    Pages 443-457
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 459-472

About this book


This book provides updated information on this intriguing and exciting group of insects: Neotropical Social Wasps. These insects have a particular biology and their colonies are formed by a few cooperative females living in either small or massive, structured nests where stinging individuals organize their activities and defend their offspring. Topics include evolutionary aspects, biogeography, post-embryonic development, community behavior and ecology, economic importance, and research methods. 


social insects neotropical entomology community ecology natural history insect evolution

Editors and affiliations

  • Fabio Prezoto
    • 1
  • Fabio Santos Nascimento
    • 2
  • Bruno Corrêa Barbosa
    • 3
  • Alexandre Somavilla
    • 4
  1. 1.Universidade Federal de Juiz de ForaJuiz de ForaBrazil
  2. 2.Universidade De Sao PauloRibeirão PretoBrazil
  3. 3.Universidade Federal de Juiz de ForaJuiz de ForaBrazil
  4. 4.Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da AmazôniaManausBrazil

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