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1 January 2005 Notes on the Egg and Egg Deposition of the Cleptoparasite Thyreus ramosus (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Melectini)
Jerome G. Rozen, Hikmet Özbek
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Abstract

Evidence is presented that females of the cleptoparasite Thyreus ramosus (Lepeletier) insert their eggs into the closed host cells of an Anthophora (Dasymegilla), tentatively identified as A. muscaria Fedtschenko, just as other members of the Melectini whose egg deposition habits are known insert their eggs into host cells. The eggs of both host and cleptoparasite are described and illustrated. Comparison of the eggs of T. ramosus with those of other melectines strongly suggests that the melectines are monophyletic.

Jerome G. Rozen and Hikmet Özbek "Notes on the Egg and Egg Deposition of the Cleptoparasite Thyreus ramosus (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Melectini)," Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 78(1), 34-40, (1 January 2005). https://doi.org/10.2317/0401.06.1
Accepted: 1 April 2004; Published: 1 January 2005
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Anthophora (Dasymegilla) muscaria
bee eggs/mature oocytes
cleptoparasitism
Melectini
oviposition behavior
Thyreus ramosus
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