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Nesting habitats and rates of cell parasitism in some bee species of the genera ancyloscelis, centris and euglossa (Hymenoptera: Apidae) from Colombia

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dc.creator Gonzalez, Victor H. spa
dc.creator Ospina, Mónica spa
dc.creator Palacios, Elina spa
dc.creator Trujillo, Edwin spa
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-06T20:57:07Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-06T20:57:07Z
dc.date.issued 2011-10-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10893/758
dc.description.abstract We describe a dense nest aggregation of Ancyloscelis aff. apiformis, two nests of Centris flavifrons, and six nests of Euglossa. We found a nest of E. analis built inside a cavity of a living tree, an aerial nest of E. cybelia attached under a leaf of a palm tree and four nests of E. nigropilosa associated with timber buildings and abandoned nests of carpenter bees (Xylocopa sp.). We report for the first time wasps of the family Eurytomidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) and a cuckoo bee, Coelioxys (Rhinocoelioxys) sp. (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae), attacking the brood cells of E. cybelia and E. nigropilosa. We also briefly discuss the variation found in the nest structure of C. flavifrons; unlike those nests studied in Costa Rica and northeastern Brazil, the nests in Colombia were shallow (~12 cm) and consisted of a main tunnel with three short branches, each one ending in a single cell. Further data from other localities are needed to detect other variations in the nesting biology and if they are correlated with the morphological variation exhibited by this species or with local differences in parasite pressure. spa
dc.language.iso en spa
dc.subject Coelioxys spa
dc.subject Eurytomidae spa
dc.subject Nest Structure spa
dc.subject Neotropic spa
dc.subject Xylocopa spa
dc.title Nesting habitats and rates of cell parasitism in some bee species of the genera ancyloscelis, centris and euglossa (Hymenoptera: Apidae) from Colombia spa
dc.type Article spa
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