Notes on the Biology and Behaviour of the Jewel Wasp, Ampulex compressa (Fabricius, 1781) (Hymenoptera; Ampulicidae), in the Laboratory, Including First Record of Gregarious Reproduction

@inproceedings{PatersonFox2009NotesOT,
  title={Notes on the Biology and Behaviour of the Jewel Wasp, Ampulex compressa (Fabricius, 1781) (Hymenoptera; Ampulicidae), in the Laboratory, Including First Record of Gregarious Reproduction},
  author={Eduardo Gonçalves Paterson Fox and Suzete Bressan-Nascimento and Roberto Eizemberg},
  year={2009}
}
ABSTRACT: A colony of the solitary parasitoid ampulicid wasp Ampulex compressa was established under laboratorial conditions. A total of 23 wasps were reared, which attacked about 80 cockroach hosts. Wasps' longevity and development mean times recorded were 55.85 ± 26.09 and 43.17 ± 3.58 days, respectively. Of the attacked cockroaches, 60% yielded ordinary solitary brood (sexual ratio approximately 1:1), 23.75 % failed to hatch, and 16.25 % presented one egg over each middle coxa. The two… 
First report of "jewel wasp" Ampulex compressa (Fabricius, 1781) (Hymenoptera: Ampulicidae) in the Amazon Biome of Brazil.
Ampulex compressa (Fabricius, 1781) is a wasp of the family Ampulicidae, subfamily Ampulicinae and tribe Ampulicini, with 217, 22 and 16 species reported, respectively (Amarante, 2002; Buys, 2007).
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