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Oocytes, larvae, and cleptoparasitic behavior of Biastes emarginatus (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Nomadinae, Biastini). (American Museum novitates, no. 3667)

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dc.contributor.author Rozen, Jerome G., Jr. (Jerome George), 1928-
dc.contributor.author Straka, Jakub.
dc.contributor.author Rezkova, Katerina.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-10T17:37:45Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-10T17:37:45Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6026
dc.description 15 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. "November 30, 2009." Includes bibliographical references (p. 14-15). en
dc.description.abstract We present information on the nest-searching and parasitic behavior of the European cleptoparasitic bee Biastes emarginatus (Schenck), found attacking nests of Rophites quinquespinosus Spinola in the Czech Republic. Its mature oocyte, first instar, and last larval instar are described and illustrated by SEM micrographs, microphotographs, and diagrams. These stages are compared with those of other members of the Biastini. Because the first instar of the related Neopasites cressoni had not been described before, its description is appended, so that comparisons can be made with B. emarginatus. In most respects, the biology and immature stages of B. emarginatus closely resemble what is known concerning other tribal members, but we note that the mature larva, though agreeing morphologically with those of close relatives, has an anatomy that invites investigation into adaptive function. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates, no. 3667. en
dc.subject Biastes emarginatus. en
dc.subject Rophites quinquespinosus. en
dc.subject Bees. en
dc.subject Czech Republic. en
dc.subject Host-parasite relationships. en
dc.title Oocytes, larvae, and cleptoparasitic behavior of Biastes emarginatus (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Nomadinae, Biastini). (American Museum novitates, no. 3667) en
dc.title.alternative Behavior of Biastes emarginatus. 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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