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Immature stages of the cleptoparasitic bee Dioxys cincta (Apoidea, Megachilidae, Megachilinae, Dioxyini). American Museum novitates ; no. 3443

Show simple item record Rozen, Jerome G., Jr. (Jerome George), 1928- en_US Ozbek, Hikmet. en_US 2005-10-06T16:39:00Z 2005-10-06T16:39:00Z 2004 en_US
dc.description 12 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 11-12). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The fourth larval instar and pupa of Dioxys cincta are described and illustrated, and anatomical details of the first and last larval instar are interpreted from cast exuviae. The cocoon of this species is also described. The discovery of a hatched egg containing the first-instar exuviae indicates that the first instar remains mostly surrounded by the egg chorion. The second instar emerges through a hole in the thick dorsal surface of the chorion, presumably by chewing its way out. This discovery and the interpretation of the larval head anatomy of this species and that of D. pomonae Cockerell indicate that the genus has five larval instars. The second, third, and fourth instars are adapted to destroying the host egg or larva and any competing cleptoparasites. The fifth instar is not so adapted. As with Dioxys, other cleptoparasitic Megachilidae tend to have a sequential series of instars modified for attacking immatures of hosts and competing cleptoparasites, although which instars are so adapted varies. This contrasts with the cleptoparasitic lineages of the Apidae in which only a single instar, usually the first, is hospicidal"--P. [1]. 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. 3443 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3443, 2004 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dioxys cincta -- Larvae. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dioxys cincta -- Development. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pupae -- Turkey. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bees -- Larvae -- Turkey. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bees -- Development en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bees -- Turkey. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Megachilidae -- Development. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Parasitic insects -- Development. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Larvae -- Turkey. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Turkey. en_US
dc.title Immature stages of the cleptoparasitic bee Dioxys cincta (Apoidea, Megachilidae, Megachilinae, Dioxyini). American Museum novitates ; no. 3443 en_US
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  • American Museum Novitates
    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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