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1 October 2013 Conservative Estimates of Hunting Distance in Cerceris fumipennis Say (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae)
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Plant host specificity of prey buprestid beetles was used to estimate the minimum distance of hunting flights by the solitary fossorial wasp, Cerceris fumipennis Say. Plant hosts of the 5 beetle species investigated were each found at less than 200 m of the wasp nesting area. Although these results indicate neither average nor maximal hunting range, they suggest a working hypothesis that foraging in close proximity to the nesting site may be the norm.

Christine A. Nalepa, Whitney G. Swink, Paul Merten, and Jason E. Moan "Conservative Estimates of Hunting Distance in Cerceris fumipennis Say (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae)," Journal of Entomological Science 48(4), (1 October 2013). https://doi.org/10.18474/0749-8004-48.4.299
Received: 12 December 2012; Accepted: 1 March 2013; Published: 1 October 2013
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