New Zealand Journal of Ecology (1988) 11: 129- 129

The distributions and abundance of Vespula wasps in New Zealand

Conference Abstract
K. Clapperton  
G. R. Sandlant  
H. Moller  

We present the results of a nationwide postal survey of Vespula wasps in New Zealand. Trap and swat samples were also taken in the northern South Island. The distributions and comparative numbers of Vespula germanica and V. vulgaris are described. We investigate the variations in comparative numbers of the two species with time of year, latitude, altitude, and habitat.