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Tleres (Polybioides tleres)

Tleres (Polybioides tleres) is a species of animal in Vespidae, eusocial wasp, black head and hair, black back and hair, long and narrow joints in black and yellow, belly black and yellow, nests tethered to cliffs that hang through pedicels.

P. tleres has an overall black head and hair. A pair of black eyes. A pair of antennas, long and black. The back is all black and hairy. A pair of wings is black and transparent.

Dlium Tleres (Polybioides tleres)


Belly shaped water droplets, pointed tip, striped crosswise, black and bright yellow, linear folds on the sides. The top has five segments in yellow and four segments in black. The bottom part has five black segments and four yellow segments.

The stomach and back are connected by a long pipe, narrow, slightly curved downward, the middle is enlarged, the back end is smaller, is black with two yellow plots at the top in the middle and near the back end.

The nests contain fatty acids which cause a necrophoric response in the ants and cause them to avoid pedicels rather than crossing and preying on nest dwellers. Tleres live in forests, agricultural land, bushes to drink pollen at an altitude of about 700 meters.



Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
Infraorder: Aculeata
Superfamily: Vespoidea
Family: Vespidae
Subfamily: Polistinae
Tribe: Ropalidiini
Genus: Polybioides
Species: Polybioides tleres

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