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The Pollen Wasps: Ecology and Natural History of the Masarinae
- S. Gess
- 1 June 1996
Wasps of the family Masarinae are sometimes called "pollen wasps" because they are the only wasps that - like bees - provision their nest cells with pollen and nectar. Numbering a little over 300… Expand
Wasps and bees in southern Africa.
In this work, the authors have compiled all that is known for southern Africa of the biology of wasps and bees, important pollinators and predators, and have shown how agricultural land use and… Expand
Ethology of three Southern African ground nesting Masarinae, two Celonites species and a silk-spinning Quartinia species, with a discussion of nesting by the subfamily as a whole (Hymenoptera:…
Distribution and Ethology of Priscomasaris Gess (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Masarinae: Priscomasarina) in Namibia
- S. Gess
Ethological Studies of Jugurtia confusa Richards, Ceramius capicola Brauns, C. linearis Klug and C. lichtensteinii (Klug) (Hymenoptera: Masaridae) in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa
The use by wasps, bees and spiders of shells of Trigonephrus Pilsb. (Mollusca: Gasteropoda: Dorcasiidae) in desertic winter-rainfall areas in southern Africa
Abstract The use of snail shells in desertic areas in the winter-rainfall region of southern Africa was investigated. Principal users are: spiders constructing silk-bag nests; megachilid-bees,… Expand
Ethological Notes on Ceramius bicolor (Thunberg), C. clypeatus Richards, C. nigripennis Saussure and C. socius Turner (Hymenoptera: Masaridae) in the Western Cape Province of South Africa
Effects of increasing land utilization on species representation and diversity of aculeate wasps and bees in the semi-arid areas of southern Africa.
Biogeography of the masarine wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Masarinae), with particular emphasis on the southern African taxa and on correlations between masarine and forage plant distributions.
- S. Gess
- 1 September 1992
Representatives of the subfamily Masarinae (Vespidae) (sensu Carpenter, 1982) occur principally in Mediterranean and temperate to hot, semi-arid to arid areas of the world. Masarines, as a group,… Expand