Notes on the Reproductive Morphology of the Parasitic Bee Megalopta byroni ( Hymenoptera : Halictidae ) , and a Tentative New Host Record

@inproceedings{Biani2007NotesOT,
  title={Notes on the Reproductive Morphology of the Parasitic Bee Megalopta byroni ( Hymenoptera : Halictidae ) , and a Tentative New Host Record},
  author={Natalia B Biani and William T. Wcislo},
  year={2007}
}
Brood parasitism has evolved repeatedly in sweat bees (Halictidae) (Michener, 2000), and in other nestmaking Hymenoptera (bees, wasps, and ants) (see e.g., Wcislo, 1987; Choudhary et al., 1994; Savolainen and Vepsalainen, 2003). However, many parasitic species are relatively rare and therefore little is known of their biology. Megalopta (Augochlorini) is a Neotropical genus of sweat bees, most of which forage under extremely dim light conditions and nest in dead wood (reviewed in Wcislo et al… CONTINUE READING

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