The First Record of the Parasitoid Wasp Pachysomoides, Associated with Mischocyttarus cerberus Nests and Some Insights About the Parasitoid Wasp’s Behavior

  • Rafael Carvalho da Silva Universidade de São Paulo, USP. Departamento de Biologia, Ribeirão Preto – SP
  • Amanda Prato da Silva Universidade de São Paulo, USP. Departamento de Biologia, Ribeirão Preto – SP
  • Diego Santana Assis Universidade de São Paulo, USP. Departamento de Biologia, Ribeirão Preto – SP
  • Fabio Santos Nascimento Universidade de São Paulo, USP. Departamento de Biologia, Ribeirão Preto – SP
Palavras-chave: Parasitoid behavior, Parasitoid wasp, Polistinae, Social wasps

Resumo

In this work, we are reporting, for the first time, a parasitoid wasp associated to the nests of Mischocyttarus cerberus, also we provide information concerning the parasitoid behavior when close to its host. We believe that the parasitism process is not easily accomplished, because the host resident females keep guarding and attacking whenever they detect any kind of parasitoid approach. Our results provide more detailed and important information about the host-parasitoid interaction behavior involving the Pachysomoides sp. and M. cerberus, which so far is scarce scientific literature.

Publicado
2019-08-27
Seção
Comunicação Científica