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- Moure-Oliveira, Diego; Hirotsu, Carolina M.; Serrano, José Carlos; Garófalo, Carlos A.
- Die Naturwissenschaften 2019 v.106 no.7-8 pp. 39
- Apidae; Centris; Conopidae; abdomen; adults; behavior change; death; females; host-parasitoid relationships; hosts; immatures; insect flight; larvae; mortality; natural enemies; nesting; nesting sites; nests; oils; parasitism; parasitoids; pupae; solitary bees; wasps; wet season
- ... Natural enemies are one of the main mortality factors in bees and wasps attacking either immature stages or adults of their hosts. Dipterans of the genus Physocephala (Diptera: Conopidae) are parasitoids that attack adult bees during their field activities, and the parasitoid larvae develop inside the host abdomen. However, little is known about the biology of these natural enemies and their inter ...
- Szász, Eszter; Jablonszky, Mónika; Krenhardt, Katalin; Markó, Gábor; Hegyi, Gergely; Herényi, Márton; Laczi, Miklós; Nagy, Gergely; Rosivall, Balázs; Szöllősi, Eszter; Török, János; Garamszegi, László Zsolt
- Die Naturwissenschaften 2019 v.106 no.3-4 pp. 11
- Ficedula albicollis; adults; aggression; breeding; courtship; databases; males; nesting sites; probability
- ... Aggressive behaviour plays a fundamental role in the distribution of limiting resources. Thereby, it is expected to have consequences for fitness. Here, we explored the relationship between aggression and fitness in a long-term database collected in a wild population of the collared flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis). We quantified the aggression of males during nest-site defence by conducting simul ...