Kleptoparasitism, a very unusual relationship between a spider, its bee prey and some clever, opportunistic flies

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2006
Authors:Albu, V
Journal:Entomologica Romanica
Volume:11
Pagination:87-88
ISBN Number:1224-2594
Accession Number:ZOOREC:ZOOR14409057628
Keywords:kleptoparasitism
Abstract:

The paper presents a field observation of kleptoparasitic behavior of a fly species, with multiple individuals congregating on a bee caught by a crab spider. This event was observed several times, in different places, around the city of Brasov, Romania, always in cool and wet weather. A few brief notes from the literature are presented as to some possible chemical mechanisms of this behavior.

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