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Hospicidal behavior of the cleptoparasitic wasp Sapyga luteomaculata and investigation into ontogenetic changes in its larval anatomy (Hymenoptera, Vespoidea, Sapygidae). (American Museum novitates, no. 3644)

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dc.contributor.author Rozen, Jerome G., Jr. (Jerome George), 1928-
dc.contributor.author Kamel, Soliman M.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-03T14:16:39Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-03T14:16:39Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5963
dc.description 24 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. "March 31, 2009." Includes bibliographical references (p. 23-24). en
dc.description.abstract This study describes the nesting biology of the Egyptian cleptoparasitic wasp Sapyga luteomaculata Pic, which attacks the nests of two species of bees, Osmia submicans Morawitz and Megachile minutissima Radoszkowski, both belonging to the Megachilidae. We include descriptions of the egg/mature oocyte and of the first and last larval instars. We also identify the anatomical changes in the larva that take place as it transforms through intermediate instars from a host-killing first instar to a form adapted to feeding on the stored provisions supplied by the host. Biological subjects treated are egg deposition, ovariole statistics, eclosion, larval behavior including cocoon construction and defecation, and competition with other cleptoparasites. Comparisons are made throughout with accounts of other Sapyginae. Many biological and larval anatomical similarities between Sapyga and cleptoparasitic bees are recognized, and only a few possible cleptoparasitic novelties are identified. en
dc.description.sponsorship Published by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates, no. 3644 en
dc.subject Sapyga luteomaculata. en
dc.subject Bees. en
dc.subject Parasites. en
dc.subject Parasitic wasps. en
dc.subject Egypt. en
dc.subject Ismailia (Province) en
dc.title Hospicidal behavior of the cleptoparasitic wasp Sapyga luteomaculata and investigation into ontogenetic changes in its larval anatomy (Hymenoptera, Vespoidea, Sapygidae). (American Museum novitates, no. 3644) en
dc.title.alternative Behavior of wasp Sapyga luteomaculata. en
dc.type Book en


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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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