Submitted to: Insecta Mundi
Publication Type: Peer reviewed journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/21/2010
Publication Date: 10/15/2010
Citation: Hesler, L.S. 2010. Polistes dominula (Christ, 1791) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Polistinae) found in South Dakota, U.S.A.. Insecta Mundi 2010(0145):1-3. Available: http://centerforsystematicentomology.org/insectamundi/0145Hesler.pdf. Interpretive Summary: The article documents the colonization of the European paper wasp for the first time in the state of South Dakota, U.S.A. It also discusses possibilities for further research pursuant to this wasp.
Technical Abstract: Polistes dominula (Christ, 1791) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Polistinae), a Palearctic paper wasp established in North America, is reported for the first time from the state of South Dakota, U.S.A.