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Morphology and Anatomy

  • Stefano Turillazzi
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Abstract

The general morphology and most important anatomical systems of Hover Wasps are described and discussed. Analytical comparisons illustrate the characteristics of particular body parts in different genera. The description of important and peculiar anatomical structures of adult females and males, mainly connected to reproductive and defensive apparatuses and mating systems, is accompanied by a discussion about their function in social biology. The morphology and anatomy of immature stages are also presented in a comparison with other social wasps.

Keywords

Abdominal Segment Fore Wing Hind Wing Exocrine Gland Venom Gland 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Turillazzi
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  1. 1.Dep of Evolutionary Biology “L. Pardi”Università degli Studi di FirenzeFirenzeItaly

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