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Facultative Size-Dependent Sex Allocation in Sphaeropthalma pensylvanica Lepeletier (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) with Further Host Records
It is shown that male S. pensylvanica commonly develop in large host species, females in smallhost species, and both in intermediately sized host Species, supporting facultative size-dependent sex allocation.
Corrections on the biology of Traumatomutilla André, 1901 (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae).
The biology and behavior of its species, however, are virtually unknown and the only information regarding host associations for Traumatomutilla is either the result of misidentification or has been erroneously referenced.
An anocellar polistine wasp (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Polistinae) from Texas
A remarkable teratological female of Polistes (Fuscopolistes) dorsalis neotropicus Bequaert, 1940 (Vespidae: Polistinae) is described and illustrated. The specimen lacks all three external dorsal
First records of the genus Allotilla Schuster, 1949 (Hymenoptera, Mutillidae) in Brazil
The monotypic genus Allotilla Schuster, 1949, previously known only from the Chaco biogeographic province of Argentina and Paraguay, is recorded for the first time in Brazil. These new records extend
The males of Timulla chrysea Mickel, 1938, Timulla continua Mickel, 1938, and Timulla segesta Mickel, 1938, and the female of Timulla tumidula (Cameron, 1894) are described and illustrated. Timulla
Phoretic copulation in the velvet ant Sphaeropthalma pensylvanica (Lepeletier) (Hymenoptera, Mutillidae): A novel behavior for Sphaeropthalminae with a synthesis of mating strategies in Mutillidae
Phoretic copulation, a form of phoresy in which a male physically transports a female by flight and/or foot from their initial site of contact before mating, is newly recorded in the Nearctic velvet
Observation of a mixed-sex, mixed-species aggregation of velvet ants, genus Timulla Ashmead, 1899 (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) in the Brazilian Amazon, Roraima, with a new synonymy.
A new synonymy is proposed for Mutilla rufogastra Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau, 1845 [=Timulla (Timulla) eriphyla Mickel, 1938, syn. nov.] based on the mating pairs.
Systematic revision of the North American velvet ant genus Invreiella Suárez (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) with description of eleven new species.
The velvet ant genus Invreiella Suárez, 1966 is redescribed and revised, with eleven new species described based on females, with one new combination included, I. cephalargia (Mickel, 1924), comb.