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First evidence of wasp brood development inside active nests of a termite with the description of a previously unknown potter wasp species

First evidence of wasp brood development inside active nests of a termite with the description of a previously unknown potter wasp species

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HUGO, Helder, Marcel G. HERMES, Bolívar R. GARCETE‐BARRETT, Iain D. COUZIN, 2020. First evidence of wasp brood development inside active nests of a termite with the description of a previously unknown potter wasp species. In: Ecology and Evolution. Wiley. eISSN 2045-7758. Available under: doi: 10.1002/ece3.6872

@article{Hugo2020-10-06First-51297, title={First evidence of wasp brood development inside active nests of a termite with the description of a previously unknown potter wasp species}, year={2020}, doi={10.1002/ece3.6872}, journal={Ecology and Evolution}, author={Hugo, Helder and Hermes, Marcel G. and Garcete‐Barrett, Bolívar R. and Couzin, Iain D.} }

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