Remarks on Behavior of Horse Guard Wasps (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae, Bembicinae) and Interrupted Hematophagism of Horse Flies (Diptera, Tabanidae)

  •  Ronald Guimaraes    
  •  Ronald Guimarães Junior    
  •  Sandor Buys    
  •  Harlan Storti    
  •  Roney Guimarães    
  •  Eduardo Wermelinger    
  •  Raimundo Carvalho    


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.

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  • Issn(Print): 1916-9671
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