Revista Brasileira de Zoologia
versão impressa ISSN 0101-8175
MACHADO, Vera Lígia Letízio. Análise populacional de colônias de Polybia (Myrapetra) paulista (Ihering, 1896) (Hymenoptera, Vespidae). Rev. Bras. Zool. [online]. 1983, vol.2, n.4, pp. 187-201. ISSN 0101-8175. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-81751983000400001.
The data suggest that Polybia (Myrapetra) paulista colonies are established by means of swarm formation having the existence of an initial polygyny and a pleometrose being proved. The reproductive forms are produced once a year (at the start of the year); however, the colonies can last for two or three years. The observations evidenced that the duration of a development period is about 100 days.