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A Fatal Nest Construction: Man-mixed Cement Used by Mud-daubing Wasps
ARMANDO FALCON BRINDIS
RICARDO RODRIGUEZ ESTRELLA
MARIA LUISA JIMENEZ JIMENEZ
Acceso Abierto
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ISSN: 0361-6525
URL: http://periodicos.uefs.br/ojs/index.php/sociobiology/article/view/2228
DOI:10.13102/sociobiology.v65i3.2228
Sphecidae, Sceliphron jamaicense, nesting behavior, brood mortality
"Some sphecid wasps apparently show tolerance to urban habitats. However, resilience to man-made environments may have harmful consequences when behavioral errors can lead to ecological traps. We report failures in nesting construction of Sceliphron jamaicense by erroneous choosing of building material (i.e. mud). We found a proportion of nests (1.26%) where the wasps used both mud and concrete to seal the nests. Consequently, the brood was unable to emerge through the hardened material. It seems that the discrimination between building materials appears to be poor in these hymenopterans. Such ecological traps could have long term negative consequences around urban environments."
Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana (Brazil)
2018
Artículo
Sociobiology: an International Journal on Social Insects
Inglés
ECOLOGÍA DE LOS INSECTOS
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