communities in pitcher plants as a prototypical metacommunity, p.
Abstract: Sixty-four inactive nests of the solitary mud-daubing wasp Brachymenes dyscherus, reused by 5 inquiline
species, were collected at Fazenda Santa Carlota, Cajuru, Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1995 and 1996.
Evolutionarily, miniaturization would be favored until the amount of food needed to produce an inquiline
queen is less than that required for a host worker.
Notes on the life history, parasites and inquiline
associates of Anthophora abrupta Say, and some comparisons with the habits of certain other Anthophorinae (Hymenoptera).
crickets live in ant nests and exploit food resources in diverse ways (i.e., eating ant eggs, larvae, and nest debris; licking the surfaces of the ants' bodies; disrupting ant trophallaxis; or feeding via direct mouth-to-mouth transfer) [2-8].
Besides the galler and the inquiline
, four parasitoids species which belong to a new Tetrastichinae genus (Eulophidae), Platygastridae, Pteromalidae and Torymidae (Hymenoptera) were found (Maia and Azevedo, 2009).
relationship between the tailless whip-scorpion Phrynus gervaisii and the giant tropical ant Paraponera clavata.
obtusiventris (Hymenoptera; Eurytomidae) and the beetle Mordellistena unicolor (Coleoptera; Mordellidae), attack during the summer months (for convenience we will refer to these three species collectively as parasitoids, even though the latter is technically an inquiline
that frequently preys on the gallmaker).
Mealybugs are also a common inquiline
inside galls produced by Gynaikothrips and may be a source of honeydew for T.
McMillan, "A contribution to the life history of a hover fly Microdon dimorphon Ferg., a dipterous inquiline
," Western Australian Naturalist, vol.
We tested the hypothesis that Pachypsylla celtidismamma nipple gallmakers experience intraspecific competition and also interspecific competition (from an inquiline
Pachypsylla species infesting their galls), and that competition would be reflected in negative relationships between gallmaker densities and individual performance.
Captured prey also constitute the resource base for a community of inquiline
bacteria, protozoa, and invertebrates that inhabit the water-filled pitchers.