The summer of 1915 was not a favorable season in which to study life histories of such insects as the Gold Banded Paper-Maker. The weather was too cool and there was so much rain that results were anything but satisfactory. It is very probable that in a season of normal temperature the time required in the various stages of development would be somewhat shorter than was the case in 1915. However, since I have spent considerable time in observing these insects during the past summer, I am hopeful that these notes may be of interest. Two years before, a similar observation was begun, only to be interrupted shortly by the destruction of the nest.
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Pellett, Frank C.
"Life History and Habits of Polistes metricus Say,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 23(1), 275-284.
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