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Development, Preimaginal Phases and Adult Sensillar Equipment in Aganaspis Parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) of Fruit Flies
Abstract Aganaspis daci and Aganaspis pelleranoi (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) are important parasitoids of fruit flies. Here we studied, with light and scanning electron microscopy, aspects of theirExpand
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Assessment of Ceratitis capitata (Diptera, Tephritidae) pupae killed by heat or cold as hosts for rearing Spalangia cameroni (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae)
In this work, we study the suitability of using dead medfly Ceratitis capitata pupae, killed by heat- or cold-shock, for the mass rearing of Spalangia cameroni, a pupal parasitoid of key pests. 100%Expand
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Conservation of European environments: The Spheciformes wasps as biodiversity indicators (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Ampulicidae, Sphecidae and Crabronidae)
The aim of this work is to propose the use of the Spheciformes wasps (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Ampulicidae, Sphecidae and Crabronidae) as indicators of European biodiversity. One advantage of studyingExpand
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Trap-nesting Ancistrocerus sikhimensis (Hymenoptera: Eumenidae) IN NEPAL: nest structure and associates (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae; Acarina: Saproglyphidae)
Abstract The contents of 21 trap-nests located in Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal, in 2002 and 2003 revealed interesting aspects of the biology of Ancistrocerus sikhimensis Bingham (Hymenoptera:Expand
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Analyzing Insect Community Structure through the Application of Taxonomic Distinctness Measures
Taxonomic distinctness measures were initially developed as a way to assess aspects related to taxonomic and functional differences among species forming communities which are not usually taken intoExpand
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DESCRIPTION OF THE FINAL INSTAR OF TRICHOMALOPSIS PEREGRINA (HYMENOPTERA, PTEROMALIDAE), WITH DATA AND COMMENTS ON THE PREIMAGINAL STAGES
Abstract The preimaginal stages of T. peregrina are described. The egg displays a sculptured chorion, which is found only on those deposited externally. The immature larvae are characterized by theirExpand
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Spatial Nest‐Settlement Decisions in Digger Wasps: Conspecifics Matter more than Heterospecifics and Previous Experience
The research was supported by funding from the Junta de Castilla y Leon (SA094A09), by a grant from the Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (Spanish Government) (CGL2010-16730), and from and by aExpand
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Nesting behaviour and provisioning in Bembix merceti and Bembix zonata (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae)
We studied the nesting behaviour and provisioning of Bembix merceti Parker and Bembix zonata Klug during three flight seasons (1993–1995). The females of B. merceti capture Diptera from sevenExpand
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