The natural history of the Old World nomadine parasitic bee Pasites maculatus (Anthophoridae, Nomadinae) and its host Pseudapis diversipes (Halictidae, Nomiinae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2861

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dc.contributor.author Rozen, Jerome George, 1928- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T18:08:40Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T18:08:40Z
dc.date.issued 1986 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5192
dc.description 8 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 8). en_US
dc.description.abstract "In nests of Pseudapis diversipes in Pakistan, a series of branching tunnels surrounded vertical cells clustered close to one another in the ground. Information on the tunnel and cell walls, cell size, eggs, and provisions is given. The cuckoo bee Pasites maculatus flew around the nest entrances; its eggs and first instars were recovered from host cells. Information on oviposition and egg size and structure is presented. The first instar had large sickle-shaped mandibles used to eliminate the host larva (or egg) and rival cuckoo bee larvae, as is the case with other nomadine parasitic bees. Pasites (Old World) and Oreopasites (New World) both deposit eggs that are folded into a U as they are inserted into the cell wall. This form of oviposition, a unique feature of the Apoidea, suggests a close relationship between the two genera"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2861 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2861, 1986 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pasites maculatus. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pseudapis diversipes. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bees -- Parasites -- Pakistan. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bees -- Pakistan. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Parasites -- Pakistan. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Pakistan. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Parasitic insects -- Pakistan. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Host-parasite relationships. en_US
dc.title The natural history of the Old World nomadine parasitic bee Pasites maculatus (Anthophoridae, Nomadinae) and its host Pseudapis diversipes (Halictidae, Nomiinae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2861 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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