NEW RECORDS OF CERCERIS TUBERCULATA (VILLERS, 1787) (HYMENOPTERA: CRABRONIDAE) FROM UKRAINE, WITH NOTES ON ITS PARASITOIDS AND PREY

Keywords: Red Data Book of Ukraine, nest aggregation, parasitoid, prey, new records, steppe zone

Abstract

Present paper reports observations on the digger wasp Cerceris tuberculata (Villers, 1787) (Hymenoptera: Crabronidae), listed in Red Data Book of Ukraine, its parasitoids and prey. The observations revealed two parasitoids associated with this wasp: a cuckoo wasp Hedychrum virens Dahlbom, 1845 (Chrysididae) and velvet ant Nemka viduata viduata (Pallas, 1773) (Mutillidae). The host-parasitoid association of this velvet ant and C. tuberculata is provided for the first time. Four species of weevils were registered as a prey of C. tuberculata, three of them are given for the first time herein. New records of the species from Zaporizhzhya and Kherson Regions are provided; the species is reported from Zaporizhzhia Region for the first time.

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Published
2021-11-30
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