Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Kontyu

Volume

48

Issue

4

Publisher

Entomological Soceity of Japan

Publication Date

12-25-1980

First Page

477

Last Page

481

Abstract

Three species of Melittobia have so far been reported from Japan (VAN DEN ASSEM & MAHA, 1978). We have discovered a fourth species. The male's courtship behaviour, which is an important diagnostic feature of this species, is briefly described. The male appears to be dimorphic in body size. This might be comparable to similar dimorphism in other species of wasps of which the males are highly aggressive.

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