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RE: [beemonitoring] bee kleptoparasites

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  • Griswold, Terry
    Hi Mitch, Michener 2007 The bees of the world has a table with all of the groups of cleptoparasitic bees listed. terry Terry Griswold USDA ARS Bee Biology &
    Message 1 of 5 , Dec 13, 2011
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      Hi Mitch,

       

      Michener 2007 “ The bees of the world” has a table with all of the groups of cleptoparasitic bees listed.

       

      terry

       

      Terry Griswold

      USDA ARS Bee Biology & Systematics Laboratory
      Utah State University
      Logan, UT 84322-5310
      USA

      435.797.2526

      435.797.0461 Fax

       

      From: beemonitoring@yahoogroups.com [mailto:beemonitoring@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of m_lettow
      Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 9:36 AM
      To: beemonitoring@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [beemonitoring] bee kleptoparasites

       

       

      Hi all,

      I'm working on a project comparing bee species richness and bee abundance in response to an oak savanna ecosystem restoration. I've been tipped off by an acquaintance of mine doing similar work, that interestingly kleptoparasites of bees respond very quickly to changes in the bee community following restoration of oak savannas in her work. I'm interested to see if our response is similar, but I'm not entirely familiar with all of the kleptoparasites of bees. I know some of the more well known kleptoparasite taxa like Chrysididae, Nomadinae, Sphecodes, etc., but does anyone know of any exhaustive lists of bee kleptoparasite taxa? I wouldn't want to overlook any potentially important groups, and I can't seem to find any lists of these taxa given that they're not a monophyletic group. Thoughts?

      Thanks,

      Mitch Lettow

    • Skinner, John A
      Good memory Terry, I knew I had seen that table but... John A. Skinner Professor and Apiculture Specialist University of Tennessee 2431 Joe Johnson Drive 205
      Message 2 of 5 , Dec 13, 2011
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        Good memory Terry, I knew I had seen that table but…

         

        John A. Skinner

        Professor and Apiculture Specialist

        University of Tennessee                         

        2431 Joe Johnson Drive

        205 Ellington Plant Sciences

        Knoxville, TN  37996-4560

        (865) 974-0209, jskinner@...

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        From: beemonitoring@yahoogroups.com [mailto:beemonitoring@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Griswold, Terry
        Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 11:47 AM
        To: m_lettow; beemonitoring@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: RE: [beemonitoring] bee kleptoparasites

         

         

        Hi Mitch,

         

        Michener 2007 “ The bees of the world” has a table with all of the groups of cleptoparasitic bees listed.

         

        terry

         

        Terry Griswold

        USDA ARS Bee Biology & Systematics Laboratory
        Utah State University
        Logan, UT 84322-5310
        USA

        435.797.2526

        435.797.0461 Fax

         

        From: beemonitoring@yahoogroups.com [mailto:beemonitoring@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of m_lettow
        Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 9:36 AM
        To: beemonitoring@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [beemonitoring] bee kleptoparasites

         

         

        Hi all,

        I'm working on a project comparing bee species richness and bee abundance in response to an oak savanna ecosystem restoration. I've been tipped off by an acquaintance of mine doing similar work, that interestingly kleptoparasites of bees respond very quickly to changes in the bee community following restoration of oak savannas in her work. I'm interested to see if our response is similar, but I'm not entirely familiar with all of the kleptoparasites of bees. I know some of the more well known kleptoparasite taxa like Chrysididae, Nomadinae, Sphecodes, etc., but does anyone know of any exhaustive lists of bee kleptoparasite taxa? I wouldn't want to overlook any potentially important groups, and I can't seem to find any lists of these taxa given that they're not a monophyletic group. Thoughts?

        Thanks,

        Mitch Lettow

      • Doug Yanega
        ... Once you get outside of bees, the list of parasites (klepto or otherwise) is not terribly long; a very few chrysidids (most attack sphecoids or vespoids),
        Message 3 of 5 , Dec 13, 2011
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          >I know some of the more well known kleptoparasite taxa like
          >Chrysididae, Nomadinae, Sphecodes, etc., but does anyone know of any
          >exhaustive lists of bee kleptoparasite taxa?

          Once you get outside of bees, the list of parasites (klepto or
          otherwise) is not terribly long; a very few chrysidids (most attack
          sphecoids or vespoids), a number of bombyliids, some sapygids, some
          mutillids, a few meloids, and then a smattering of endoparasites like
          phorids, ripiphorids, and conopids, along with a tiny number of
          chalcidoids (e.g., leucospids, Melittobia) and gasteruptiids. Not an
          awful lot beyond that. If it weren't for the things that attack
          Megachilids, the list would be a lot shorter. ;-)

          Peace,
          --

          Doug Yanega Dept. of Entomology Entomology Research Museum
          Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314 skype: dyanega
          phone: (951) 827-4315 (standard disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
          http://cache.ucr.edu/~heraty/yanega.html
          "There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness
          is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82
        • Jack Neff
          One has to be a bit careful with the term kleptoparasite .  Bombyliids, mutillids, conopids and the chalcidoids (among others) don t really qualify since
          Message 4 of 5 , Dec 13, 2011
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            One has to be a bit careful with the term "kleptoparasite".  Bombyliids, mutillids, conopids and the chalcidoids (among others) don't really qualify since they only consume the host (usually as a mature larva), not the provisions.  I prefer the term cuckoo bee for "parasitic" bees since they don't literally steal provisions.  Of course, that ignores things like chrysids who are non-bees behaving essentially as cuckoo bees.

            Jack
             
            John L. Neff
            Central Texas Melittological Institute
            7307 Running Rope
            Austin,TX 78731 USA
            512-345-7219

            From: Doug Yanega <dyanega@...>
            To: beemonitoring@yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 11:27 AM
            Subject: Re: [beemonitoring] bee kleptoparasites

             
            >I know some of the more well known kleptoparasite taxa like
            >Chrysididae, Nomadinae, Sphecodes, etc., but does anyone know of any
            >exhaustive lists of bee kleptoparasite taxa?

            Once you get outside of bees, the list of parasites (klepto or
            otherwise) is not terribly long; a very few chrysidids (most attack
            sphecoids or vespoids), a number of bombyliids, some sapygids, some
            mutillids, a few meloids, and then a smattering of endoparasites like
            phorids, ripiphorids, and conopids, along with a tiny number of
            chalcidoids (e.g., leucospids, Melittobia) and gasteruptiids. Not an
            awful lot beyond that. If it weren't for the things that attack
            Megachilids, the list would be a lot shorter. ;-)

            Peace,
            --

            Doug Yanega Dept. of Entomology Entomology Research Museum
            Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314 skype: dyanega
            phone: (951) 827-4315 (standard disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
            http://cache.ucr.edu/~heraty/yanega.html
            "There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness
            is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82


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