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Female–female attraction influences nest establishment in the digger wasp Stizus continuus (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae)
Although digger wasps are good models for the study of nest site selection, the behaviour of females in relation to time of nest establishment has rarely been considered despite this being the key toExpand
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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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ECOLOGY OF CRABRONID WASPS FOUND IN TRAP NESTS FROM SPAIN (HYMENOPTERA: SPHECIFORMES)
Abstract We report data obtained concerning the occupation of trap nests by xylicolous Crabronidae (sensu Melo 1999) in a study carried out in central Spain between 1992 and 1995. In particular, weExpand
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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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A NEW SPECIES OF ANTRUSA AND THREE NEW SPECIES OF CHOREBUS (HYMENOPTERA: BRACONIDAE) FROM THE IBERIAN PENINSULA
Abstract Antrusa curtitempus, Chorebus liliputanus, C. propediremptum, and C. vicinus, four new species of Dacnusini from the Iberian Peninsula, are described, illustrated, and compared with alliedExpand
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The interplay of landscape composition and configuration: new pathways to manage functional biodiversity and agroecosystem services across Europe.
Managing agricultural landscapes to support biodiversity and ecosystem services is a key aim of a sustainable agriculture. However, how the spatial arrangement of crop fields and other habitats inExpand
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The effects of wildfire on Spheciformes wasp community structure: the importance of local habitat conditions
Changes of the structure of a community of Spheciformes wasps (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) along a 15 year recovery gradient after wildfires in a Mediterranean agroecosystem are reported and analysed. TheExpand
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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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The Significance of the Vestibular Cell in Trap Nesting Wasps (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae): Does its Presence Reduce Mortality?
In a study carried out with the trap-nesting solitary wasp Trypoxylon attenuatum (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae) in 2000, we analysed the significance of different nest characteristics, like theExpand
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DESCRIPTIONS OF THE FINAL INSTAR OF EURYTOMA NODULARIS AND E. HERIADI (HYMENOPTERA: EURYTOMIDAE)
Abstract The final instars of Eurytoma nodularis and E. heriadi are described and illustrated. Morphological structures of diagnostic value are discussed. The most salient character shown by theExpand
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