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8 June 2020 Behavioral Records on Neotropical Species of Anoplius Dufour (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae)
Márcia Dos Santos Rapoza, J. P. Pitts, Cecilia Waichert
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Abstract

Nesting, prey transportation mechanisms, and host preference are described for two Neotropical pompilid wasp species: Anoplius sp. and Anoplius triquetrus (Fox). Observations were made in a restinga area, in Regência district, Espírito Santo state, Brazil. Several Anoplius sp. individuals were observed foraging in small patches of vegetation along a beach, whereas A. triquetrus was observed and subsequently caught carrying a Psauridae spider into a nest on a sandy trail in a restinga forest. This is the first behavioral record for the genus Anoplius in South America. Finally, we formally move Psammochares triquetra (Fox) to the Anoplius subgenus Notiochares Banks.

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Márcia Dos Santos Rapoza, J. P. Pitts, and Cecilia Waichert "Behavioral Records on Neotropical Species of Anoplius Dufour (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae)," Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 92(3), 569-575, (8 June 2020). https://doi.org/10.2317/0022-8567-92.3.569
Received: 19 April 2019; Accepted: 14 October 2019; Published: 8 June 2020
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