Remarks on Behavior of Horse Guard Wasps (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae, Bembicinae) and Interrupted Hematophagism of Horse Flies (Diptera, Tabanidae) | Chapter 06 | Recent Advances in Biological Research Vol. 6

During studies on tabanid fauna on Marambaia Island, Mangaratiba, Brazil, the authors captured 71specimens of two species of solitaire sand wasps hunting horseflies, Stictia punctata (Fabricius, 1775) and Stictia signata signata (Linnaeus, 1758). Wasps interact with horseflies demonstrating outstanding behavior, interrupting the hematophagism, which enhances tabanids ability to transmit pathogenic agents to natural hosts.

Author(s) Details

Ronald Rodrigues Guimaraes
Escola Nacional de Saude Publica Sergio Arouca, Centro de Educacao e Pesquisas em Medicina Ambiental, Brazil.

Ronald Rodrigues Guimaraes Junior
Estudante de graduacao em Análise de Sistemas, na Associacao Brasileira de Ensino Universitario, Nova Iguacu, RJ., Brazil.

Sandor Buys
Colecao Entomologica do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil.

Harlan Ronald Rodrigues Storti
Graduado em Letras-Ingles pela Universidade Iguacu, professor de ingles na “Cultura Inglesa” e “Curso Tamandare”. Proficiencia em ingles no nivel Toefl, Brazil.

Roney Rodrigues Guimaraes
Universidade Estacio de Sa, Centro Universitario de Barra Mansa, Brazil.

Eduardo Dias Wermelinger
Escola Nacional de Saude Publica Sergio Arouca, Centro de Educacao e Pesquisas em Medicina Ambiental, Brazil.

Raimundo Wilson Carvalho
Escola Nacional de Saude Publica Sérgio Arouca, Centro de Educacao e Pesquisas em Medicina Ambiental, Brazil.

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