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Nesting biologies and mature larvae of oxaeine bees (Apoidea, Andrenidae). (American Museum novitates, no. 3893)

Show simple item record Rozen, Jerome G., Jr. (Jerome George), 1928- 2018-02-23T16:12:14Z 2018-02-23T16:12:14Z 2018-02-22
dc.description 31 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm. "Appendix: Postdefecating larva of the cleptoparasitic bees Thalestria spinosa (Fabricius) and Triepeolus kathrynae Rozen (Apidae, Nomadinae, Epeolini)": pages 28-31. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study encompasses a number of field encounters by the author and others with nests of representatives of three of the four genera of the little-known New World andrenid subfamily Oxaeinae. Species treated include Protoxaea gloriosa Fox, Oxaea flavescens Klug, O. austera Gerstaecker, and Mesoxaea nigerrima (Friese), leaving the nesting biology of only the monotypic genus Notoxaea completely unknown. Nests, all subterranean, are described and diaƠgrammed, and each is reported to consist of a moderately to very deep main burrow with vertical cells occurring at the lower end attached to the main burrow by subhorizontal lateral tunnels, each of which is closed immediately after egg deposition. To the extent known, eggs, mature larvae, and pupae are described. Two known cleptoparasites of the subfamily are reported: Triepeolus kathrynae Rozen, hosted by P. gloriosa, and Thalestria spinosa (Fabricius) (= T. smaragdina Smith), which attacks nests of both O. flavescens and O. austera. The mature larvae of these cleptoparasitic Nomadinae are described and illustrated as an appendix. 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.3893.
dc.subject Oxaeinae. en_US
dc.subject Nests. en_US
dc.subject Larvae. en_US
dc.subject Parasites. en_US
dc.subject Andrenidae. en_US
dc.subject Bees. en_US
dc.subject Epeolini. en_US
dc.subject America. en_US
dc.title Nesting biologies and mature larvae of oxaeine bees (Apoidea, Andrenidae). (American Museum novitates, no. 3893) en_US
dc.title.alternative Nesting biologies of oxaeine 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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