Biological Notes on the Parasitism of Apoica flavissima Van der Vecht (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) by Seminota marginata (Westwood) (Hymenoptera: Trigonalidae): Are Social Paper Wasps Primary or Secundary Hosts of Trigonalidae?

Authors

  • Eduardo Fernando dos Santos Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto
  • Fernando Barbosa Noll Universidade Estadual Paulista, São José do Rio Preto

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v60i1.123-124

Keywords:

Epiponini, Polistinae, facultative host, Neotropical

Abstract

Hosts of Trigonalidae include larvae of social paper wasps, which have been considered secondary hosts, supposedly following predation of the primary host (usually caterpillars) by adult wasps. This study provides observations on biological aspects of the parasitism of Apoica flavissima Van der Vecht by Seminota marginata (Westwood), and suggests that social wasps may be both primary and secondary host, whereas they extract and chew vegetable fiber.

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2013-03-27

How to Cite

Santos, E. F. dos, & Noll, F. B. (2013). Biological Notes on the Parasitism of Apoica flavissima Van der Vecht (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) by Seminota marginata (Westwood) (Hymenoptera: Trigonalidae): Are Social Paper Wasps Primary or Secundary Hosts of Trigonalidae?. Sociobiology, 60(1), 123–124. https://doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v60i1.123-124

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