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The biology of the eumenid mud‐wasp Pachodynerus msidens in trapnests
The biology of the eumenid mud‐wasp Pachodynems nasidens (Latr.) was studied in trapnests in order to better understand its role in the food web and strategies to evade capture.
A new hypothesis on cell provisioning in solitary wasps
The proposed hypothesis is that the provisioning of more or less food is determined by the variation in the time available for storing; this in turn is caused by the slower or more rapid development respectively of female or male eggs.
Factors controlling the distribution in Jamaica of Pachodynerus nasidens (Latr.) (Hymenoptera: Eumenidae)
Of six other inquilines also found, only Trypoxylon texense Saussure (Sphecidae) was sufficiently numerous to be an important competitor for host cells but evidence shows its competition was unimportant to Pachodynerus nasidens.
The comparative population dynamics of eight solitary bees and wasps (Aculeata; Apocrita; Hymenoptera) trap-nested in Jamaica.
A comparison between members of this large group of wasps and bees in the tropics and in temperate regions is made and a comparison with temperate solitary Aculeata is made.
Population dynamics of Pachodynerus nasidens (Hymenoptera) in Jamaica
In Jamaica Pachodynerus nasidens (Latr.) nest in disused cells of the solitary mudwasps Sceliphron assimile Dahlbom and Eumenes colona Saussure. P. nasidens is readily caught in trap-nests.