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Phenological Patterns and Preferences for Aromatic Compounds by Male Euglossine Bees (Hymenoptera, Apidae) in Two Coastal Ecosystems of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest
In order to investigate phenological patterns and seasonal and geographic variations in the preference for fragrances of Euglossini males, monthly sampling was carried out from August 2007 to July…
Nesting behavior and natural enemies of Epicharis ( Epicharis ) bicolor Smith 1854 (Hymenoptera Apidae)
Nesting behavior and natural enemies of Epicharis (Epicharis) bicolor Smith 1854 were studied in a Cerrado area near Uberlândia, in Minas Gerais State, Brazil and were very similar to the records for Epichari (Epicaris) nigrita Friese 1990.
Floral Resources Used by Euglossini Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in Coastal Ecosystems of the Atlantic Forest
Identifying the flowers visited by Euglossini bees in two different areas of the Atlantic Forest in the northern coast of the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil reinforces the relevance of orchid bees to the maintenance and reproductive success of many tropical plants.
Cavity-nesting bees and wasps (Hymenoptera: Aculeata) in a semi-deciduous Atlantic forest fragment immersed in a matrix of agricultural land
- L. C. Rocha-Filho, L. S. Rabelo, S. Augusto, C. A. Garófalo
- Environmental ScienceJournal of Insect Conservation
- 26 July 2017
It is demonstrated that forest edges are important habitats to maintain communities of cavity-nesting bees and wasps and that the highest values of the abundance of nests, parasitism, and mortality were recorded in the edge.
New host records of Aglaomelissa duckei and a compilation of host associations of Ericrocidini bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae)
Although the phylogenetic relationships within Ericrocidini and among the subgenera of Centris are not well resolved, the current knowledge of the host-parasite associations points to a relatively high degree of specificity and possible coevolution between them.
Natural History of Tetrapedia diversipes (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in an Atlantic Semideciduous Forest Remnant Surrounded by Coffee Crops, Coffea arabica (Rubiaceae)
- L. C. Rocha-Filho, C. A. Garófalo
- Environmental ScienceAnnals of the Entomological Society of America
- 30 December 2015
This study reveals that even in the presence of an abundant source of floral resources of exotic origin, the studied population of T. diversipes preferred to use the native plant species to obtain the necessary resources for their survival.
A scientific note on the first records of Melaloncha Brues, 1904 (Diptera: Phoridae) parasitizing Euglossini and Centridini bees
- D. C. Ament, Gabriele A Freiria, L. C. Rocha-Filho, Marco Antonio Del Lama, C. A. Garófalo
- 1 March 2014
This note comprises the first records of Melaloncha parasitizing Euglossini and Centridini bees and attacking a noncorbiculate bee of the family Halictidae and a social wasp of the genus Polybia.
Males of the orchid bee Eulaema cingulata (Hymenoptera: Apidae) as important vectors of the cleptoparasitic beetle Meloetyphlus fuscatus (Coleoptera: Meloidae)
In an orchid bee survey carried out in Ubatuba, São Paulo State, Brazil, 1575 specimens of 23 species of euglossine bees were collected, and the association of M. fuscatus with four species of orchid bees (Eufriesea dentilabris,Eulaema helvola, Eulaema seabrai and Exaerete smaragdina) is reported for the first time.
First record of female adult a Atrichopogon kieffer (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) biting in the neotropical region
A Specialist in an Urban Area: Are Cities Suitable to Harbour Populations of the Oligolectic Bee Centris (Melacentris) collaris (Apidae: Centridini)?
- L. C. Rocha-Filho, M. J. Ferreira-Caliman, C. A. Garófalo, S. Augusto
- Environmental ScienceAnnales Zoologici Fennici
- 3 May 2018
Although bees have been demonstrated to be abundant and species-rich in cities, several studies pointed out that oligolectic species are scarce in those urban landscapes. Oligolectic species are…