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The Sand Wasps

Natural History and Behavior

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HARDCOVER

$71.50 • £57.95 • €64.50

ISBN 9780674024625

Publication Date: 05/15/2007

Short

360 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

23 halftones, 18 line illustrations, 21 tables

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  • Foreword [Mary Alice Evans]
  • Preface [Kevin M. O’Neill]
  • 1. Introduction
    • A Sand Wasp Sojourn
    • Sand Wasp Natural History / Sand Wasp Science
    • Sand Wasp Classification: A Short Course
    • Biology of the Bembicinae: A Primer
  • 2. Cool Wasps of the Alyssontini
    • Alysson
    • Overview of the Tribe Alyssontini
  • 3. Cicada and Hopper Hunters of the Gorytini
    • Clitemnestra
    • Exeirus
    • Sphecius
    • Tanyoprymnus
    • Ammatomus
    • Argogorytes
    • Harpactus
    • Trichogorytes
    • Austrogorytes
    • Gorytes
    • Pseudoplisus
    • Lestiphorus
    • Liogorytes
    • Hoplisoides
    • Sagenista
    • Overview of the Tribe Gorytini
  • 4. Brood Parasites of the Nyssonini
    • Nysson
    • Acanthostethus
    • Zanysson
    • Overview of the Tribe Nyssonini
  • 5. Stizini: A Mixed Tribe of Hopper Hunters and Brood Parasites
    • Stizus
    • Stizoides
    • Bembecinus
  • 6. Bembicini: The Diverse New World Genera
    • Bicyrtes
    • Microbembex
    • Hemidula
    • Rubrica
    • Selman
    • Stictia
    • Editha
    • Trichostictia
    • Zyzzyx
    • Stictiella
    • Microstictia
    • Glenostictia
    • Xerostictia
    • Steniolia
  • 7. Bembicini: The Cosmopolitan Genus Bembix
    • Nearctic Bembix
    • Neotropical Bembix
    • Palearctic Bembix
    • Oriental Bembix
    • Afrotropical Bembix
    • Australasian Bembix
    • Overview of Bembix
  • 8. Comparative Ethology of Sand Wasps
    • Habitat
    • Nesting Substrate
    • Nest Dispersion: Causes and Consequences
    • Interspecific Nesting Associations
    • Nest Construction
    • Orientation and Homing
    • Oviposition and Provisioning
    • Estimates of Lifetime Reproductive Success
    • Prey Type
    • Measuring Prey Diversity
    • Hunting and Prey Paralysis
    • Prey Carriage
    • Feeding by Adults
    • Brood Parasitic Bembicinae
    • Natural Enemies
    • Male Behavior
    • Sleeping
    • Sand Wasp Conservation
  • Appendix: Research Wish List
  • References
  • Index

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