Potter Wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae, Eumeninae) as Hosts of Amobia Robineau‒Desvoidy, 1830 (Diptera: Sarcophagidae, Miltogramminae) in Ukraine

Yuri G. Verves1* and Yuri V. Protsenko2

*Corresponding author: yuryverves@gmail.com
1 Institute for Evolutionary Ecology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Academician Lebedev Str. 37, Kyiv, Ukraine, 03143.
2 Educational and Scientific Center “Institute of Biology and Medicine”, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 03127, Hlushkova Avenue 2, Kyiv, Ukraine, 03127.

Abstract: Amobia signata (Meigen,  1824) was reared from the nests of eumenine wasps Symmorphus bifasciatus (Linnaeus, 1761), Discoelius zonalis (Panzer, 1801), and Amobia oculata (Zetterstedt, 1844) from S. bifasciatus in Ukraine. Both species of wasps are the new hosts for those flies. A. oculata was firstly recorded from Poltava region. All recent published data on hymenopteran hosts and the distribution of both species of flies are processed and listed.

Keywords: Potter wasps, Amobia, kleptoparasites, Poltava, Ukraine.


Jordan Journal of Natural History, 6, (2019),  39-49.

Other articles published in the same issue: Jordan Journal of Natural History, vol.6, iss. 6.

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