Flower associations and nesting of the pollen wasp Quartinia major Kohl , 1898 ( Hymenoptera , Vespidae , Masarinae ) in Morocco

@inproceedings{Mauss2018FlowerAA,
  title={Flower associations and nesting of the pollen wasp Quartinia major Kohl , 1898 ( Hymenoptera , Vespidae , Masarinae ) in Morocco},
  author={V. Mauss and A. Mueller and R. Prosi},
  year={2018}
}
Females of Quartinia major Kohl were observed to visit flowers of Pulicaria mauritanica Batt., Cladanthus arabicus (L.) Cass. and Asteriscus graveolens (Forssk.) Less., (all Asteroideae Asteraceae) at two localities in southern Morocco. Pollen in the provisions of two brood cells was more than 99% Aster-type (Asteroideae), indicating broad oligolecty. During pollen uptake from P. mauritanica, the females of Q. major employed a hitherto undescribed harvesting technique: They used their… Expand

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