. Homes without hands : being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction . Animals. POLISTES. 295 in the illustration is one of the most remarkable, and so elegant is the form of the combs, and so singular the method of their at- tachment, that I have had them drawn nearly of the natural size. Generally, the shape of the comb is nearly round, as is seen in the upper figure of the illustration. The cells are remarkable for their radiating form, the bases being a trifle smaller than the mouths, a peculiarity which would hardly be noticed in

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. Homes without hands : being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction . Animals. POLISTES. 295 in the illustration is one of the most remarkable, and so elegant is the form of the combs, and so singular the method of their at- tachment, that I have had them drawn nearly of the natural size. Generally, the shape of the comb is nearly round, as is seen in the upper figure of the illustration. The cells are remarkable for their radiating form, the bases being a trifle smaller than the mouths, a peculiarity which would hardly be noticed in
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. Homes without hands : being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction . Animals. POLISTES. 295 in the illustration is one of the most remarkable, and so elegant is the form of the combs, and so singular the method of their at- tachment, that I have had them drawn nearly of the natural size. Generally, the shape of the comb is nearly round, as is seen in the upper figure of the illustration. The cells are remarkable for their radiating form, the bases being a trifle smaller than the mouths, a peculiarity which would hardly be noticed in a single cell, but which produces the spreading outline when a number of them are massed together.. NestB of Polistea. • Some of the cells, those in the middle for example, are much longer than the others, and in the specimens in the British Mu- seum many of them are closed at the mouth, showing that the in- sect is within, and has not yet attained its perfect state. Those on the circumference, however, are much shorter, and are entirely empty, not having been yet occupied. It is very possible that. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Wood, J. G. (John George), 1827-1889; Keyl, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1823-1871; Smith, E. A. (Edward Alfred); Pearson, G. (George). New York : Harper & Brothers

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