Biological observations on Kapala Cameron 1884 (Hymenoptera Eucharitidae) in parasitic association with Dinoponera lucida Emery 1901 (Hymenoptera Formicidae) in Brazil

S.C. Buys, R. Cassaro, D. Salomon


Biological observations on a species of Kapala Cameron 1884 genus in parasitic association with the ponerine ant Dinoponera lucida Emery 1901 are presented. The study was carried out in an area of the Atlantic rain forest of south-eastern Brazil. Distinctive behavioural aspects of the interaction between the parasitoid and its host are discussed.

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