Field behavior of parasitic Coelioxys chichimeca (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) toward the host bee Centris bicornuta (Hymenoptera: Apidae)

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Vinson , S.; Frankie , Gordon; Rao , Asha;
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1051/apido/2010041
  • Subject: [ SDV.EE ] Life Sciences [q-bio]/Ecology, environment | solitary bee | [ SDV.BID ] Life Sciences [q-bio]/Biodiversity | [ SDV.BA.ZI ] Life Sciences [q-bio]/Animal biology/Invertebrate Zoology | [ SDV.SA.SPA ] Life Sciences [q-bio]/Agricultural sciences/Animal production studies | wood nesting bee | oviposition | odour | host location
    mesheuropmc: complex mixtures | fungi

International audience; Coelioxys chichimeca is a cleptoparasite and an important cause of mortality for several woodhole nesting pollinator bees in Costa Rica. We studied the behavior of this parasitic bee towards one of the more common host bee, Centris (Heterocentris... View more
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