Generalist cuckoo bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Sphecodes) are species-specialist at the individual level

@article{Bogusch2006GeneralistCB,
  title={Generalist cuckoo bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Sphecodes) are species-specialist at the individual level},
  author={Petr Bogusch and L. Kratochv{\'i}l and J. Straka},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={60},
  pages={422-429}
}
Intensive and incessant arms races between a parasite and its host are generally expected to lead to parasite specialization. Nevertheless, some parasitic species still successfully attack wide spectra of hosts. One of the solutions to the evolutionary enigma of the long-term existence of generalist parasites is their specialization at an individual level, a phenomenon well known, e.g., in European common cuckoo. Over its range, it parasitizes a number of bird species; however, individual… Expand
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