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dc.creatorBarrantes Montero, Gilbert
dc.creatorTriana Cambronero, Emilia
dc.creatorShaw, Scott
dc.creatorJones, Guinevere
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-10T21:54:30Z
dc.date.available2019-09-10T21:54:30Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.issn1314-2607
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10669/79061
dc.description.abstractA new species of a gregarious Meteorus wasp (Braconidae) constructs an unusual cocoon mass. Meteorus restionis sp. n. is described and distinguished from similar species. Cocoons of M. restionis are dark-brown, ovoid, and they are attached perpendicularly by their posterior end along a long, suspended cable. The cable is formed by intertwined, independent threads which are glued together at irregular intervals along its length, suggesting a certain degree of cooperation or at least tolerance among larvae during the construction of the cable. Intertwining and gluing the individual threads in a single cable presumably gives it a greater resistance against wind and other environmental stress. Prior to emergence the wasp cuts a neat, circular cap at the anterior end of its cocoon, and the cap remains attached by some threads to the rest of the cocoon.en
dc.description.sponsorshipMcIntire-Stennis
dc.language.isoen
dc.sourceJournal of Hymenoptera Research 20:9-21
dc.subjectcocoon traitsen
dc.subjectgregarious speciesen
dc.subjectsex ratioen
dc.titleCharacteristics of the cocoon and natural history of the gregarious Meteorus restionis sp. n. (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Meteorinae) from Costa Ricaen
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.typeArtículo científico
dc.identifier.doi10.3897/jhr.29.867
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Docencia::Ciencias Básicas::Facultad de Ciencias::Escuela de Biología


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