American Insects — Hymenoptera

Works Consulted


What follows is not a comprehensive bilbiography of the Order Hymenoptera, but simply a list of books and articles that we have consulted in the writing of the various species pages.

Works Consulted

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Camillo E.E. 2002. The natural history of the mud-dauber wasp Sceliphron fistularium (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae) in southeastern Brazil. Revista De Biología Tropical 50(1):127-34.

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Cournoyer M. and Boivin G. 2005. Short Distance Cues Used by the Adult Parasitoid Microctonus hyperodae Loan (Hymenoptera: Braconidae, Euphorinae) for Host Selection of a Novel Host Listronotus oregonensis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Journal of Insect Behavior 18(4):577-91.

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MacKay, W. P. 1993b. A review of the New World ants of the genus Dolichoderus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Sociobiology 22:1-148

MacIas-Macias O., Chuc J., Ancona-Xiu P., Cauich O. 2009. Contribution of native bees and Africanized honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) to Solanaceae crop pollination in tropical México. Journal of Applied Entomology 133(6):456-65.

Martins R.P. 1991. Nesting behavior and prey of Poecilopompilus algidus fervidus and Tachypompilus xanthopterus (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 64(2):231-6.

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Pizarro L.C., Alvarado M.R., Noll F.B. 2009. Morphological caste differences in polybia aequatorialis (hymenoptera: vespidae: polistinae: epiponini), a social wasp of the highlands of Costa Rica. Entomologica Americana 115:148-153.

Quiroz-Garcia D.L. and Arreguin-Sánchez, Maria de la Luz. 2006. Resource Utilization by Centris flavofasciata Friese (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in Jalisco, Mexico. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 79(3):249-53.

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Sakagami S.F., Zucchi R., Yamane S., Noll F.B., Camargo J. 1996. Morphological caste differences in Agelaia vicina, the neotropical swarm-founding polistine wasp with the largest colony size among social wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Sociobiology 28(2):207,207-224.

Santos B.F. and Aguiar. 2013. Phylogeny and revision of Messatoporus Cushman (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Cryptinae), with descriptions of sixty five new species. Zootaxa 3634(1):1-284.

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Smith D.R. 1969. Key to Genera of Nearctic Argidae (Hymenoptera) with Revisions of the Genera Atomacera Say and Sterictiphora Billberg. Transactions of the American Entomological Society (1890-) 95(4):439-57.

Snelling R.R. 1983. Taxonomic and nomenclatural studies on American polistine wasps (Hymenotera: Vespidae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 59(1-4):267,267-280.

Triapitsyn S.V., Bezark L.G., Morgan D. 2002. Redescription of Gonatocerus atriclavus Girault (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae), with notes on other egg parasitoids of sharpshooters (Homoptera: Cicadellidae: Proconiini) in northeastern Mexico. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 78:34-42.

Waichert C., Rodriguez J., Von Dohlen C.D., Pitts J.P. 2012. Spider Wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae) of the Dominican Republic. Zootaxa 3353:1-47.

Wetterer J.K., Wetterer A., Rumbaitis-del Rio C., Chang C., Vega G., Manne L.L., Aukema J., Karubian J., Sloan A., Desai M. 2000. Diel Shifts in Treehopper-Tending by Ants and Wasps in Costa Rica (Hymenoptera). Sociobiology 36(1):123-32.

Zucchi R., Sakagami S.F., Noll F.B., Mechi M.R., Mateus S., Baio M.V., Shima S.N. 1995. Agelaia vicina, a swarm-founding polistine with the largest colony size among wasps and bees (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 103(2):129,129-137.

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