Wasps of subfamilies Eumeninae, Vespinae and Polistinae from Sindh-Pakistan
Muhammad Tariq Khan, Muhammad Ather Rafi, Riffat Sultana, Anjum Munir and Sajjad Ahmad
This study provided the first annotated check list of the vespid wasps of Sindh Province. It is based on the collection and previous reported species/subspecies of wasps from Sindh. A total of 34 species/ subspecies under 17 genera of three sub-families of family Vespidae i.e. Eumeninae, Vespinae and Polistinae are recorded. Among them, eight species are reported first time from Sindh namely, Antepipona sibilans, Antodynerus limbatus, Delta dimidiatipenne, Delta esuriens esuriens, Delta campaniforme campaniforme, Knemodynerus excellens, Ropalidia brevita, Vespa orientalis. Out of the eight new to Sindh species Delta campaniforme campaniforme is also a new record for Pakistan.