Revista de Biología Tropical ISSN Impreso: 0034-7744 ISSN electrónico: 2215-2075

Observations on female nesting and male behavior of <i>Stictia signata</i> (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae) in Brazil

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Post, D. C. (2016). Observations on female nesting and male behavior of <i>Stictia signata</i> (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae) in Brazil. Revista De Biología Tropical, 29(1), 105–113. Retrieved from


The behavior of a nesting aggregation of Stictia signata near Santarém. Brazil is described. Information on burrow structure, digging and provisioning behavior, prey records, placement of the egg, and male territoriality is provided. Males defended territories in the nesting aggregation against conspecific males. Males exhibited an attachment to specific territorial sites, which they periodically abandoned and later reoccupied during the course of a morning.


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