Psyche: A Journal of Entomology / 2009 / Article / Fig 5

Research Article

Nesting Behavior of Abispa ephippium (Fabricius) (Hymenoptera: Vespidae: Eumeninae): Extended Parental Care in an Australian Mason Wasp

Figure 5

Experiment to test possible repellency of A. ephippium nest funnel to ants (Pheidole sp). Funnel pieces were randomly paired with dried mud fragments along either side of a natural foraging trail. Each was baited with paralyzed caterpillars, and their removal by recruited ants was timed. Inset shows ants cooperating to remove a bait.

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