E. V. Silva-Matos

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This paper presents the first record of emergency queen rearing in stingless bees. The main steps of the event in Trigona (Frieseomelitta) varia (Lepeletier) queenless colonies are: 1) construction and provisioning of an auxiliary cell in close contact to that housing a late feeding-stage larva; 2) construction of a connection between the two cells; 3)(More)
We studied the behavior of virgin queens of the stingless bee species Schwarziana quadripunctata, Paratrigona lineata and Tetragona clavipes, investigating internal nest activities, including the cell provisioning and oviposition process. We made direct observation of queen behavior, with the aid of video filming. Forty-four virgin queens of S.(More)
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