PHORESY ON A NEOTROPICAL BUMBLEBEE (HYMENOPTERA: APIDAE) BYANTHEROPHAGUS (COLEOPTERA: CRYPTOPHAGIDAE)

@article{Chavarra1994PHORESYOA,
  title={PHORESY ON A NEOTROPICAL BUMBLEBEE (HYMENOPTERA: APIDAE) BYANTHEROPHAGUS (COLEOPTERA: CRYPTOPHAGIDAE)},
  author={G. Chavarr{\'i}a},
  journal={Psyche},
  year={1994},
  volume={101},
  pages={109-111}
}
  • G. Chavarría
  • Published 1994
  • Psychology
  • Psyche
  • On January 22, 1994, while collecting bumblebees in San Isidro, Costa Rica (702 m altitude), I observed a queen bumblebee (Bombus pullatus Franklin) carrying a beetle on her right leg and pollinating the flowers without any problem. I immediately caught the queen and her guest, and put them in an ethyl acetate killing jar where the beetle remained attached by its mandibles to the tibia of the right hind leg. The beetle (a female) which proved to be a new species of Antherophagus Latreille (Q.D… CONTINUE READING
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