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The diversity and floral hosts of bees at the Archbold Biological Station, Florida (Hymenoptera: Apoidea)
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The bee fauna of the ABS is mostly composed of species that occur through much of the southeastern Coastal Plain, combined with species that are widely distributed in eastern North America, including one exotic bee that appears to have come up from tropical Florida or the West Indies. Expand
Agro-predation: usurpation of attine fungus gardens by Megalomyrmex ants
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A new ant species of Megalomyrmex conducts mass raids to usurp gardens of the fungus-growing ant Cyphomyr mex longiscapus, then lives in the gardens and consumes the cultivated fungus, suggesting that this fungal coat may provide partial protection against other predators. Expand
Biodiversity of Domatia Occupants (Ants, Wasps, Bees, and Others) of the Sri Lankan Myrmecophyte Humboldtia Laurifolia Vahl (Fabaceae)
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The myrmecophyte Humboldtia laurifolia is endemic to Sri Lanka, where it is a common understory tree in lowland rainforests and attracts a diversity of invertebrate associates and possesses morphology and phenology that facilitate a relationship with ants. Expand
Biology and behavior of a seasonally aquatic bee, Perdita (Alloperdita) floridensis Timberlake (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae: Panurginae)
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The small panurgine bee, Perdita (Alloperdita) floridensis Timberlake, nests in sand during mid-April to mid-May in south-central Florida, and is oligolectic, primarily foraging on gallberry, ilex glabra (L.) Gray. Expand
Invertebrate biodiversity (ants, bees, and others) associated with stem domatia of the indian myrmecophyte Humboldtia brunonis Wallich (Magnoliophyta: Fabaceae)
The legume tree genus Humboldtia Vahl contains three mutualistic, myrmecophytic species. These trees develop inflated, hollow internodes which differentiate a single, self-opening entrance hole forExpand
Cryptic speciation in the fungus-growing ants Cyphomyrmex longiscapus Weber and Cyphomyrmex muelleri Schultz and Solomon, new species (Formicidae, Attini)
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Allozyme markers, morphology, and other evidence indicate that C. longiscapus s.l. is in fact a complex of two species, one of which is new to science and described here as Cyphomyrmex muelleri Schultz and Solomon, new species. Expand
Commensal nematodes in the glands, genitalia, and brood cells of bees (apoidea).
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Seven species of bees from the eastern United States, representing four families in the Apoidea, were dissected and examined for nematode associates, revealing two types of humoral host defense reactions. Expand
Anthophora Bees: Unusual Glycerides from Maternal Dufour's Glands Serve as Larval Food and Cell Lining
The Dufour's gland of Anthophora abrupta, a solitary bee, secretes a complex mixture of liquid triglycerides containing one long-chain and two shortchain fatty acids. This is applied inside theExpand
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