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Solitary wasps : behavior and natural history, Kevin M. O'Neill ; with illustrations by Catherine Seibert

Label
Solitary wasps : behavior and natural history
Title
Solitary wasps
Title remainder
behavior and natural history
Statement of responsibility
Kevin M. O'Neill ; with illustrations by Catherine Seibert
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Solitary Wasps: Behavior and Natural History is the first general survey of the subject in more than 25 years and is the best place to turn for information about the biology and compelling behavior of these common insects. Topics covered in Solitary Wasps: Behavior and Natural History include: classification of the solitary wasps and their relation to other Hymenoptera; foraging and nesting behaviors; mating and parental strategies; thermoregulation; natural enemies; defensive strategies; and directions for future research."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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O'Neill, Kevin M
Dewey number
595.79/8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL563
LC item number
.O53 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cornell series in arthropod biology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Solitary wasps
  • Solitary wasps
Label
Solitary wasps : behavior and natural history, Kevin M. O'Neill ; with illustrations by Catherine Seibert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [341]-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wasp diversity and classification. Order Hymenoptera ; Suborder Symphyta ; Suborder Apocrita -- Foraging Behavior of Parasitoids. Characterizing wasp foraging strategies ; Dryinidae ; Bethylidae ; Chrysididae ; Other Chrysidoidea ; Mutillidae ; Tiphiidae and Scoliidae ; Pompilidae ; Other Vespoidea ; Sphecidae ; Impact of Parasitoid wasps on host populations ; Biological control of pests using aculeate wasp Parasitoids -- Foraging behavior of nest-provisioning predators. Comparative survey of prey ; Variation in diets within species ; Variation in the number of prey per cell ; Comparative survey of hunting and stinging behaviors ; Comparative survey of prey-carriage mechanisms ; Prey storage ; Homing and orientation ; Comparative survey of oviposition sites ; Feeding by adults ; Impact on prey populations -- Foraging behavior of Cleptoparasites. Intraspecific prey theft ; Brood parasitism -- Pollen foraging and pollination. Foraging behavior of pollen wasps ; The role of solitary wasps in plant pollination -- Nesting behavior. Ground-nesting wasps ; Pith- and wood-burrowing wasps ; Cavity-nesting wasps ; Mud-nesting wasps ; Nest dispersion ; Nest usurpation and supersedure -- Natural enemies and defensive strategies. A survey of the natural enemies of solitary wasps ; Impact of natural enemies on solitary wasp populations ; Defensive strategies: Personal defense ; Defensive strategies: Protecting offspring -- Male behavior and sexual interactions. Conceptual background : sexual selection theory ; Ecological background ; Mating at emergence sites ; Male defense of individual nests ; Mating at resources ; Mating at scent-marked territories ; Mating at landmarks : hilltopping ; Alternative male mating tactics ; Female choice and male courtship -- Thermoregulation, sleeping, and overwintering. Thermoregulation ; Sleeping ; Overwintering -- Parental strategies. Reproductive trade-offs ; Parental investment decisions ; The evolution of parental behavior ; Communal nesting : a brief survey -- Appendix A. Superfamilies, families, and subfamilies of solitary aculeate Hymenoptera -- Appendix B. Solitary wasp genera mentioned in this book
Control code
44516527
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 406 pages
Isbn
9780801437212
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
00010199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Solitary wasps : behavior and natural history, Kevin M. O'Neill ; with illustrations by Catherine Seibert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [341]-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wasp diversity and classification. Order Hymenoptera ; Suborder Symphyta ; Suborder Apocrita -- Foraging Behavior of Parasitoids. Characterizing wasp foraging strategies ; Dryinidae ; Bethylidae ; Chrysididae ; Other Chrysidoidea ; Mutillidae ; Tiphiidae and Scoliidae ; Pompilidae ; Other Vespoidea ; Sphecidae ; Impact of Parasitoid wasps on host populations ; Biological control of pests using aculeate wasp Parasitoids -- Foraging behavior of nest-provisioning predators. Comparative survey of prey ; Variation in diets within species ; Variation in the number of prey per cell ; Comparative survey of hunting and stinging behaviors ; Comparative survey of prey-carriage mechanisms ; Prey storage ; Homing and orientation ; Comparative survey of oviposition sites ; Feeding by adults ; Impact on prey populations -- Foraging behavior of Cleptoparasites. Intraspecific prey theft ; Brood parasitism -- Pollen foraging and pollination. Foraging behavior of pollen wasps ; The role of solitary wasps in plant pollination -- Nesting behavior. Ground-nesting wasps ; Pith- and wood-burrowing wasps ; Cavity-nesting wasps ; Mud-nesting wasps ; Nest dispersion ; Nest usurpation and supersedure -- Natural enemies and defensive strategies. A survey of the natural enemies of solitary wasps ; Impact of natural enemies on solitary wasp populations ; Defensive strategies: Personal defense ; Defensive strategies: Protecting offspring -- Male behavior and sexual interactions. Conceptual background : sexual selection theory ; Ecological background ; Mating at emergence sites ; Male defense of individual nests ; Mating at resources ; Mating at scent-marked territories ; Mating at landmarks : hilltopping ; Alternative male mating tactics ; Female choice and male courtship -- Thermoregulation, sleeping, and overwintering. Thermoregulation ; Sleeping ; Overwintering -- Parental strategies. Reproductive trade-offs ; Parental investment decisions ; The evolution of parental behavior ; Communal nesting : a brief survey -- Appendix A. Superfamilies, families, and subfamilies of solitary aculeate Hymenoptera -- Appendix B. Solitary wasp genera mentioned in this book
Control code
44516527
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 406 pages
Isbn
9780801437212
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
00010199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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