Corpus ID: 85738767

Observations on the biology of Cerceris mimica Cresson (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae: Philanthinae).

  title={Observations on the biology of Cerceris mimica Cresson (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae: Philanthinae).},
  author={H. Evans},
  journal={Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society},
  • H. Evans
  • Published 2000
  • Biology
  • Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society
Probable marking behavior of Cerceris clypeata (Philanthinae, Crabronidae, Hymenoptera)
The abdomen dragging behavior of C. clypeata and another member of the genus suggest that marking behavior is ancestral for the subfamily Cercerini, which includes Cerceris. Expand
Sexual selection and the evolution of male pheromone glands in philanthine wasps (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae)
Results show considerable variation in male head glands including the loss of an entire gland system and the evolution of a novel kind of secretory cells, confirming the prediction that interspecific diversity in head gland morphology is higher in male than in female Philanthini. Expand
Off-road motorcycle circuits support long-term persistence of bees and wasps (Hymenoptera: Aculeata) of open landscape at newly formed refugia within otherwise afforested temperate landscape
Off-road motorcycle circuits should be considered to be an appropriate form of reclamation of closed quarries, sandpits and claypits, considering that off-road motorcycles can potentially be used as a management tool to block the afforestation of habitats formed at post-industrial sites. Expand
Temporal Relationship between the Prey Spectrum and Population Structure of the Weevil-Hunting Wasp Cerceris arenaria (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae)
It is concluded that interactions between extrinsic (prey availability) and intrinsic (wasp size distribution) factors may strongly influence fluctuations and persistence of specialized predatory wasp pop- ulations. Expand
Nest sharing and provisioning activity of females of the digger wasp, Cerceris rubida (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae)
Using individually marked females and nests, aspects of the nesting biology of Cerceris rubida, the only European species of its genus suspected to cooperatively share nests are investigated, suggesting that females are involved in digging and provisioning across their life span. Expand
Philopatry, nest choice, and aggregation temporal–spatial change in the digger wasp Cerceris arenaria (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae)
Philopatry, along with lack of new nest digging and position-dependent nest choice, is probably an important factor maintaining spatial stability of the aggregation through the years and could represent a first step in the evolution of a higher sociality in apoid burrowing Hymenoptera. Expand