By Howard E. Evans, Kevin M. O'Neill, Mary Alice Evans
Howard Ensign Evans used to be a super ethologist and systematist for whom the enjoyment of technology integrated mendacity on his stomach in a few distant place, digging out and diagramming a wasp’s nest. in the course of his profession, Evans defined over 900 species and authored greater than a dozen books, either technical and well known, on quite a lot of entomological and normal historical past topics. Upon his demise in 2002, he left in the back of an unfinished manuscript, meant as an replace (though now not a revision) of his vintage 1966 paintings, The Comparative Ethology and Evolution of the Sand Wasps. Kevin O’Neill, Evans’s former pupil and coauthor, has accomplished and enlarged Evans’s manuscript to supply assurance of all sand-wasp tribes in Evan’s prior booklet. the result's a tribe-by-tribe, species-by-species assessment of stories of the Bembicinae that experience seemed during the last 4 decades.
The Sand Wasps: common historical past and Behavior already has been hailed by means of experts as a brand new bible for these engaged on solitary wasps and a necessary reference for scientists extra greatly drawn to insect behavioral evolution.
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The type of soil substrate inhabited by females is generally species-specific, and across the subfamily includes dry or damp soil, which may be hard clay, or sand and loam of various grain sizes. A nest burrow with an open entrance leaves the brood accessible to predators and parasites (see below). Thus in many species, females construct a temporary closure at the nest entrance while they are away hunting. Although a temporary closure may prevent entry of natural enemies, it also delays reentry of the female when she returns with prey.
1 Alternative classification schemes for sand wasps. In zoological systematics, family names end with -idae, subfamilies end with -inae, tribes end with -ini, and subtribes end with -ina. Nyssonidae: Stizinae Nyssonidae: Bembicinae Sphecidae: Nyssoninae; Stizini Sphecidae: Nyssoninae; Bembicini Sphecidae: Bembicinae; Bembicini Sphecidae: Bembicinae; Stizini Sphecidae: Bembicinae; Nyssonini Crabronidae: Bembicinae Crabronidae: Bembicinae Crabronidae: Bembicinae Crabronidae: Bembicinae; Bembicini (Bembicina) Crabronidae: Bembicinae; Bembicini (Bembecinina, Stizina) Crabronidae: Bembicinae; Nyssonini aBecause Heliocausinae occur only in southern South America, the subfamily is not included in Krombein et al.
Gess 1989). Each brood cell in a sand wasp nest houses a single offspring, along with prey provided by the mother for its sustenance. Females of nestprovisioning Bembicinae range from specialist predators that take prey of a single family or genus to extreme generalists (opportunists) that take prey from multiple, often only distantly related, orders of insects. The range of prey used in any population and in any year is determined by innate preferences and hunting methods, as well as by local prey availability.