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A Contribution To The Knowledge Of The Ochid Bes Of The Los Amigos Biological Station, Peru (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Euglossini) [Abstract], R. Niemack, Ismael A. Hinojosa-Diaz, Daniel J. Bennett, C. S. Chaboo Jan 2012

A Contribution To The Knowledge Of The Ochid Bes Of The Los Amigos Biological Station, Peru (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Euglossini) [Abstract], R. Niemack, Ismael A. Hinojosa-Diaz, Daniel J. Bennett, C. S. Chaboo

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A Remarkable Tiphiiform Wasp In Mid-Cretaceous Amber From Myanmar (Hymenoptera: Tiphiidae), Michael S. Engel, Jaime Ortega-Blanco, Daniel J. Bennett Jan 2009

A Remarkable Tiphiiform Wasp In Mid-Cretaceous Amber From Myanmar (Hymenoptera: Tiphiidae), Michael S. Engel, Jaime Ortega-Blanco, Daniel J. Bennett

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The first tiphiid wasp (Aculeata: Euaculeata: Vespoidea: Tiphiiformes) in Cretaceous amber is described and figured. Thanatotiphia nyx, new genus and species, is represented by a male entombed in mid-Cretaceous (latest Albian) amber from Myanmar. Thanatotiphia possesses remarkable apomorphies in wing venation, lacks key traits of modern subfamilies, and is thus classified in a new subfamily, Thanatotiphiinae. The fossil is further shown to be nested well within the family, indicating that major lineages of Tiphiidae diverged by the mid-Cretaceous. The new taxon is compared with modern tiphiid subfamilies and the sparse fossil history of the family briefly overviewed.


Pison Menkei, A New Crabronid Wasp In Dominican Amber, Daniel J. Bennett, Michael S. Engel Jan 2008

Pison Menkei, A New Crabronid Wasp In Dominican Amber, Daniel J. Bennett, Michael S. Engel

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A new crabronid wasp species, Pison menkei sp. n., is described and figured from a single female preserved in Early Miocene (Burdigalian) Dominican amber. The fossil is herein distinguished from extant and extinct congeners and regarded as an isolated species removed from modern Neotropical species groups. It is the seventh named fossil Pison and the second from Dominican amber.


A New Moustache Wasp In Dominican Amber, With An Account Of Apoid Wasp Evolution Emphasizing Crabroninae (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae), Daniel J. Bennett, Michael S. Engel Jan 2006

A New Moustache Wasp In Dominican Amber, With An Account Of Apoid Wasp Evolution Emphasizing Crabroninae (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae), Daniel J. Bennett, Michael S. Engel

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A new, extinct species of the wasp genus Lindenius (Crabroninae: Crabronini: Crabronina) is described and figured from two exquisitely preserved specimens discovered in Early Miocene Dominican amber. Lindenius paleomystax, new species, represents the first record for the tribe Crabronini in Dominican amber and the southernmost record for the genus in the New World. The unique locality and habitat data begin to reveal a more complicated natural history for the genus than that suggested by Recent taxa alone. A checklist of fossil apoid wasps in amber is provided and the new species is discussed within the context of an overview of ...


Abejas Altoandinas De Colombia: Guía De Campo, Victor H. Gonzalez, Monica Ospina, Daniel J. Bennett Jan 2005

Abejas Altoandinas De Colombia: Guía De Campo, Victor H. Gonzalez, Monica Ospina, Daniel J. Bennett

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This guide is a contribution to the knowledge and conservation of bees, a group of very interesting and unknown to Colombia insects. Alrededor de 70 especies, agrupadas en 25 géneros habitan los Andes colombianos por encima de los 2.500 msnm. About 70 species, grouped in 25 genera inhabit the Colombian Andes above 2,500 meters. De éstas, por lo menos 15, son especies nuevas para la ciencia o están en proceso de descripción. Of these, at least 15 are new to science or are in the process of describing species. Igualmente, la guía busca incrementar la conciencia sobre la ...


The Agathidinae (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Braconidae) Of Sakhalin And The Kuril Islands, Michael J. Sharkey, Daniel J. Bennett Jan 2004

The Agathidinae (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Braconidae) Of Sakhalin And The Kuril Islands, Michael J. Sharkey, Daniel J. Bennett

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Recent collecting on Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands, during joint U.S., Russian, and Japanese surveys known as the International Kuril and Sakhalin Island Projects, has resulted in range extensions for 10 species in the braconid subfamily Agathidinae and 17 new taxon records for islands in the Kuril chain, Sakhalin, and Moneron. In addition to a check list of the 19 species of Agathidinae presently known to occur on Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands, a generic key and updated keys to the species of Agathis Latreille, 1804, Bassus Fabricius, 1804, and Coccygidium Saussure, 1892 are provided for the region at ...


To The Knowledge Of Trigonalyid Wasps (Hymenoptera: Trigonalyidae) Of Sakhalin, Daniel J. Bennett, Arkady S. Lelej Jan 2003

To The Knowledge Of Trigonalyid Wasps (Hymenoptera: Trigonalyidae) Of Sakhalin, Daniel J. Bennett, Arkady S. Lelej

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The northern border for the distribution of the Trigonalyidae on Sakhalin is moved northwards to 49° N. The genus Orthogonalys Schulz, 1905 and O. elongata (Teranishi, 1929) are new for Sakhalin fauna.


Biodiversity And Biogeography Of The Islands Of The Kuril Archipelago [Abstract], Theodore W. Pietsch, Victor V. Bogatov, Kunio Amaoka, Yuri N. Zhuravlev, Vyacheslav Y. Barkalov, Sarah Gage, Hideki Takahashi, Arkady S. Lelej, Sergey Y. Storozhenko, Noboru Minakawa, Daniel J. Bennett, Trevor R. Anderson, Masahiro Ôhara, Larisa A. Prozorova, Yasuhiro Kuwahara, Sergey K. Kholin, Mamoru Yabe, Duane E. Stevenson, Erin L. Macdonald Jan 2003

Biodiversity And Biogeography Of The Islands Of The Kuril Archipelago [Abstract], Theodore W. Pietsch, Victor V. Bogatov, Kunio Amaoka, Yuri N. Zhuravlev, Vyacheslav Y. Barkalov, Sarah Gage, Hideki Takahashi, Arkady S. Lelej, Sergey Y. Storozhenko, Noboru Minakawa, Daniel J. Bennett, Trevor R. Anderson, Masahiro Ôhara, Larisa A. Prozorova, Yasuhiro Kuwahara, Sergey K. Kholin, Mamoru Yabe, Duane E. Stevenson, Erin L. Macdonald

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Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! Not Just For Children Anymore! Seeking A National Perspective, David L. Kulhavy Oct 1991

Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! Not Just For Children Anymore! Seeking A National Perspective, David L. Kulhavy

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Insects as interpretive tools are an invaluable resource for the interpreter. There are many uses, from live insect displays to pinned specimens to the use of insects puppets in classrooms, conferences or other interpretive arenas. In this paper, the use of mealworms, the monarch butterfly as a candidate for our national insect, and the demonstration of insect locomotion are presented. The key to successful interpretation using insects is to encourage audience participation, exude enthusiasm, and promote the use of insects as an easy resource to acquire.