A report of progressive provisioning in a stink bug,Parastrachia japonensis (Hemiptera: Cydnidae)

@article{Tsukamoto2006ARO,
  title={A report of progressive provisioning in a stink bug,Parastrachia japonensis (Hemiptera: Cydnidae)},
  author={Lisa Tsukamoto and Sumio Tojo},
  journal={Journal of Ethology},
  year={2006},
  volume={10},
  pages={21-29}
}
The majority (75%) of femaleParastrachia japonensis (Hemiptera: Cydnidae), while caring for 1st and 2nd instar nymphs, foraged for and provisioned nests with drupes of the host plant,Schoepfia jasminodora (Olacacae), which the young then fed on. The maximum number of drupes found in a given nest was 27. Females could travel as fast as 61.4 cm/min while carrying drupes that were nearly double their weight, and were directly observed to travel as far as 10 m when encumbered with a drupe. It was… CONTINUE READING
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