TWO MORE SOCIAL WASP SPECIES (VESPIDAE, POLISTINAE) COLLECT MULLERIAN BODIES FROM CECROPIA TREES (URTICACEAE)

Sherlem Patrícia de S. Felizardo, R. C. Borges, J. N. A. Santos, Orlando Tobias Silveira

Abstract


The interactive behaviors of two species of social wasps, Protopolybia chartergoides (Gribodo) and Charterginus fulvus Fox with Cecropia obtusifolia (Cecropiaceae) are described. The use of Cecropia Müllerian bodies by the two wasps is also described, as well as the distribution of this trait in Protopolybia and Charterginus.


Keywords


Protopolybia chartergoides; Charterginus fulvus; insect-plant interaction; herbivory

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v64i4.1684

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