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1 September 2002 Mutualistic Association between a Tiny Amazonian Stingless Bee and a Wax-Producing Scale Insect
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The Amazonian stingless bee Schwarzula sp. houses and attends, in its nest, soft scale insects, Cryptostigma sp. (Coccidae), from which obtains sweet secretions (honeydew) for their feeding and additional wax to build their nests. The bees nests in tunnels burrowed by moth larvae in branches of Campsiandra angustifolia, Caesalpiniaceae.

João M. F. Camargo and Silvia R. M. Pedro "Mutualistic Association between a Tiny Amazonian Stingless Bee and a Wax-Producing Scale Insect," BIOTROPICA 34(3), (1 September 2002). https://doi.org/10.1646/0006-3606(2002)034[0446:MABATA]2.0.CO;2
Received: 18 July 2001; Accepted: 1 March 2002; Published: 1 September 2002
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