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Cleptoparasitic behavior and immatures of the bee Melecta duodecimmaculata (Apoidea, Apidae, Melectini) ; Appendix, tribal descriptions of the Anthophorini and Melectini based on their mature larvae. (American Museum novitates, no. 3746)

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dc.contributor.author Rozen, Jerome G., Jr. (Jerome George), 1928-
dc.contributor.author Ding, Liang.
dc.contributor.author Zhongguo ke xue yuan. Dong wu yan jiu suo.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-12T15:45:02Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-12T15:45:02Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6176
dc.description 24 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study describes the nesting biology of the cleptoparasitic bee Melecta duodecimmaculata (Rossi), which attacked a nesting site of Anthophora (s. str.) melanognatha Cockerell (Apidae: Anthophorini) in Beijing, China. In addition, we provide an account of its first and last larval instars and information concerning ovarian statistics and mature oocytes. Comparisons are made with previous accounts of the cleptoparasitic behavior and anatomy of immature stages of other Melectini. We also explore the phylogenetic relationship of the Melectini with the Anthophorini and with other cleptoparasitic Apinae (especially the Ericrocidini) in light of this information. Appended are accounts of larval anatomy of the Melectini and Anthophorini at the tribal level based on taxa whose mature larvae were available or had been described. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates, no. 3746. en_US
dc.subject Melecta duodecimmaculata. en_US
dc.subject Anthophora melanognatha. en_US
dc.subject Melectini. en_US
dc.subject Anthophorini. en_US
dc.subject Bees. en_US
dc.subject Parasitic insects. en_US
dc.subject Host-parasite relationships. en_US
dc.subject Beijing (China) en_US
dc.subject China. en_US
dc.subject Larvae. en_US
dc.title Cleptoparasitic behavior and immatures of the bee Melecta duodecimmaculata (Apoidea, Apidae, Melectini) ; Appendix, tribal descriptions of the Anthophorini and Melectini based on their mature larvae. (American Museum novitates, no. 3746) en_US
dc.title.alternative Tribal descriptions of the Anthophorini and Melectini based on their mature larvae. en_US
dc.title.alternative Melecta duodecimmaculata. 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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