Investigations on the biologies and immature stages of the cleptoparasitic bee genera Radoszkowskiana and Coelioxys and their Megachile hosts (Hymenoptera, Apoidea, Megachilidae, Megachilini) ; American Museum novitates, no. 3573

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dc.contributor.author Rozen, Jerome George, 1928- en_US
dc.contributor.author Kamel, Soliman M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-10T14:44:29Z
dc.date.available 2007-07-10T14:44:29Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5863
dc.description 43 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 41-43). en_US
dc.description.abstract "We describe for the first time the biology and immature stages (egg, mature larva, and pupa) of the cleptoparasitic bee Radoszkowskiana rufiventris (Spinola) based on fieldwork in Egypt over a 2-year period. The biological information includes egg deposition and hatching, developmental rates, method of killing the host immature, larval feeding, larval defecation, cocoon spinning, and voltinism. We also describe the immature stages and some aspects of the biology of the following: (1) Megachile (Pseudomegachile) nigripes (Spinola), the host of R. rufiventris; (2) Coelioxys (Liothyrapis) decipiens Spinola, another cleptoparasite of M. nigripes; and (3) C. (Allocoelioxys) coturnix P‰erez, which attacks the nests of M. (Eutricharaea) minutissima Radoszkowski from the same geographic region. On the basis of the information gained from this study and from a review of pertinent literature, we consider whether Radoszkowskiana and Coelioxys shared a common cleptoparasitic ancestor or whether cleptoparasitism evolved independently in each"--P. 2. 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. 3573 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3573, 2007 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Radoszkowskiana rufiventris -- Behavior. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Radoszkowskiana rufiventris -- Larvae en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Coelioxys -- Behavior. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Coelioxys -- Larvae. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Megachile nigripes -- Larvae. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Parasitic insects -- Behavior -- Egypt -- Tall al-KabŒir Region. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bees -- Parasites -- Egypt -- Tall al-KabŒir Region. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Host-parasite relationships. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Behavior evolution. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bees -- Behavior -- Egypt -- Tall al-KabŒir Region. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bees -- Larvae -- Egypt -- Tall al-KabŒir Region. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bees -- Egypt -- Tall al-KabŒir Region. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Behavior -- Egypt -- Tall al-KabŒir Region. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Larvae -- Egypt -- Tall al-KabŒir Region. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Egypt -- Tall al-KabŒir Region. en_US
dc.title Investigations on the biologies and immature stages of the cleptoparasitic bee genera Radoszkowskiana and Coelioxys and their Megachile hosts (Hymenoptera, Apoidea, Megachilidae, Megachilini) ; American Museum novitates, no. 3573 en_US
dc.title.alternative Investigations of cleptoparasitic bees 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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