Revista Brasileira de Entomologia
Print version ISSN 0085-5626
MENDEZ-ABARCA, Felipe; MUNDACA, Enrique A. and VARGAS, Héctor A.. First remarks on the nesting biology of Hypodynerus andeus (Packard) (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Eumeninae) in the Azapa valley, northern Chile. Rev. Bras. entomol. [online]. 2012, vol.56, n.2, pp. 240-243. Epub June 21, 2012. ISSN 0085-5626. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0085-56262012005000033.
First remarks on the nesting biology of Hypodynerus andeus (Packard) (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Eumeninae) in the Azapa valley, northern Chile. Some aspects about the nesting biology of the potter wasp Hypodynerus andeus (Packard, 1869) are reported for the first time. Observations were carried out at the Azapa valley, coastal desert of northern Chile. A total of sixty nests were collected and examined, each composed by 1-14 cells, most of them found attached to concrete lamp posts. The only preys recorded in the cells were Geometridae (Lepidoptera) caterpillars and the presence of the parasitoid Anthrax sp. (Diptera, Bombyliidae) was also recorded. A number of arthropods belonging to different groups, mainly spiders, were found occupying empty nests.
Keywords : Araneae; Centris mixta; Macaria mirthae; Megachilidae; Monobia.