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Nesting Behavior and Colony Description of the Neotropical Bombus (Thoracobombus) brevivillus in Northeastern Brazil.(Report)

Oliveira, Mikail Olinda ; Cavalcante, Marcelo Casimiro ; Freitas, Breno Magalhaes

Journal of Insect Behavior, 2015, Vol.28(3), p.297(6) [Periódico revisado por pares]

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    Nesting Behavior and Colony Description of the Neotropical Bombus (Thoracobombus) brevivillus in Northeastern Brazil.(Report)
  • Autor: Oliveira, Mikail Olinda ; Cavalcante, Marcelo Casimiro ; Freitas, Breno Magalhaes
  • Assuntos: Animal Behavior ; Bees
  • É parte de: Journal of Insect Behavior, 2015, Vol.28(3), p.297(6)
  • Descrição: Byline: Mikail Olinda Oliveira (1), Marcelo Casimiro Cavalcante (1,2), Breno Magalhaes Freitas (1) Keywords: Colony size; tropical bumble bee; nesting defense; nest traits Abstract: Here we describe for the first time the nesting behavior and the colony of Bombus (Thoracobombus) brevivillus, a Neotropical species native only to South America. We discovered and observed seven B. brevivillus colonies between August and September 2012 in the state of Ceara, NE Brazil. Observations showed that B. brevivillus seems to be opportunistic in relation to nesting sites and brood protection, even though there is meager investment in nest building and offspring protection. Observations suggest that may be young B. brevivillus colonies invest strongly in brood production and colony development, before reproducing. More studies are necessary to evaluate the feasibility of captivity breeding of this species. Author Affiliation: (1) Departmento de Zootecnia, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Campus Universitario do Pici, Bloco 808, Fortaleza, CE, 60356-000, Brazil (2) Unidade Academica de Serra Talhada, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Serra Talhada, PE, 56903970, Brazil Article History: Registration Date: 29/04/2015 Accepted Date: 29/04/2015 Online Date: 08/05/2015
  • Idioma: Inglês

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