First contribution to the bionomics of the pollen wasp Celonites fischeri Spinola, 1838 (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Masarinae) in Cyprus In memory of Friedrich W. Gess

@article{Mauss2014FirstCT,
  title={First contribution to the bionomics of the pollen wasp Celonites fischeri Spinola, 1838 (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Masarinae) in Cyprus In memory of Friedrich W. Gess},
  author={V. Mauss and A. M{\"u}ller},
  journal={Journal of Hymenoptera Research},
  year={2014},
  volume={39},
  pages={119-153}
}
  • V. Mauss, A. Müller
  • Published 2014
  • Biology
  • Journal of Hymenoptera Research
  • Celonites fischeri was recorded from ten localities in various open, disturbed habitats in North-West Cyprus. The species is probably narrowly oligolectic exploiting exclusively flowers of Echium (Boraginaceae) as the sole pollen and nectar source. Females perform a pollen collecting strategy hitherto unknown in pollen wasps; they ingest pollen from fresh anthers of Echium flowers that have just started to open by forcing their head into the only slightly opened corolla. Males patrol along… CONTINUE READING
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