Parasitic behavior of Exaerete smaragdina with descriptions of its mature oocyte and larval instars (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Euglossini). American Museum novitates ; no. 3349

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dc.contributor.author Garófalo, Carlos Alberto. en_US
dc.contributor.author Rozen, Jerome George, 1928- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T16:42:18Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T16:42:18Z
dc.date.issued 2001 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/2902
dc.description 26 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 24-26). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The behavior patterns of Exaerete smaragdina (Guérin-Méneville), a cleptoparasite of Eulaema nigrita (Lepeletier de Saint Fargeau), are described. Included are nest-searching behavior, behavior in the nest of the host, interactions between the host and parasite, and egg placement and number of eggs per host nest. Evidence suggests that the cleptoparasite's sting (or perhaps metasomal apex) usually kills the host egg (or possibly first instar) and that the second instar is capable of killing the host egg and the eggs (or young larvae) of other cleptoparasites in instances of multiple parasitism. Comparisons are made with Exaerete dentata (Linnaeus), the only other member of the genus whose behavior has been studied. The mature oocyte of Exaerete smaragdina is described and found to be small relative to the intertegular distance of the female (egg index 0.55). Also described are the five larval instars of this species; the last larval instar is compared with last instars of other Euglossini whose larvae are known"--P. 3. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3349 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3349, 2001 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Exaerete smaragdina -- Behavior. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Exaerete smaragdina -- Larvae. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Eulaema nigrita. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Host-parasite relationships. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bees -- Behavior -- Brazil -- Ribeirão Preto. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bees -- Larvae -- Brazil -- Ribeirão Preto. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Parasitic insects -- Behavior -- Brazil -- Ribeirão Preto. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Parasitic insects -- Larvae -- Brazil -- Ribeirão Preto. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Behavior -- Brazil -- Ribeirão Preto. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Larvae -- Brazil -- Ribeirão Preto. en_US
dc.title Parasitic behavior of Exaerete smaragdina with descriptions of its mature oocyte and larval instars (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Euglossini). American Museum novitates ; no. 3349 en_US
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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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