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Biology of the parasitoid Melittobia (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae).
Thought to be highly inbred, Melittobia do not conform to local mate competition (LMC) theory but exhibit simple forms of many social insect traits, including overlapping adult generations, different female phenotypes, close kinship ties, parental care, and altruistic cooperative escape behaviors.
Ant Species in the Diet of a Florida Population of Eastern Narrow-Mouthed Toads, Gastrophryne carolinensis
The diversity of ant species consumed by G. carolinensis suggests that this species might be able to subsist on disturbed-site ants, including exotic species such as Solenopsis invicta.
Biology of the Parasitoid Melittobia (Hymenoptera
As parasitoids upon solitary bees and wasps and their nest cohabitants, Melittobia have an intricate life history that involves both female coop- eration and variably expressed male siblicidal
Effects of gustatory nerve transection and regeneration on quinine‐stimulated Fos‐like immunoreactivity in the parabrachial nucleus of the rat
Data provide support for the role of the waist area in the brainstem processing that underlies oromotor rejection behaviors and also help substantiate the hypothesis that the CT and GL are relatively specialized with regard to function.
Venom from the Ectoparasitic Wasp Melittobia digitata (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) Induces Paralysis and Developmental Delay in Natural and Factitious Hosts
The authors' data suggest two potential modes of action for M. digitata venom, including a limited mobility and some progression of development in venom-injected M. rotundata and a flaccid paralysis characterized by complete immobilization in larvae of S. bullata.
Increased male sex ratio among brachypterous progeny in Melittobia femorata, a sib‐mating parasitoid wasp (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae)
Melittobia femorata Dahms is unique among the 13 species of Melittobia in that adults emerge as two temporally distinct clutches, and the elevated first clutch sex ratio in this species is discussed.
Cooperative Chewing in a Gregariously Developing Parasitoid Wasp, Melittobia digitata Dahms, Is Stimulated by Structural Cues and a Pheromone in Crude Venom Extract
It is suggested that the venom-associated cue may be a pheromone that facilitates mutual attraction, aggregation, and focused chewing, and that these behaviors may have arisen from behaviors associated with the initial stages of host attack.
The Diversity of Insects Visiting Flowers of Saw Palmetto (Arecaceae)
A survey of insect visitors on flowers of Serenoa repens (saw palmetto) at a Florida site showed how nectar and pollen resources of a plant species can contribute to taxonomic diversity and ecological complexity.