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Article Title

Comparative Study of the Lancets and Sheaths of Some Aculeate Hymenoptera

Authors

Dennis M. Poore

Volume

73

Issue

1

First Page

42

Last Page

47

Abstract

A comparative study was made of the stinging apparati of 102 species of aculeate Hymenoptera from the following families: Scoliidae, Vespidae. Eumenidae. Pompilidae, Sphecidae, Andrenidae, Halictidae, Megachilidae, Anthophoridae, and Apidae. Analysis was confined to the presence or absence of barbs: number, arrangement, and types of barbs. The sheaths were compared as to the types of setae and the presence or absence of segmentation.