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  • Title
    Observations on an unusual behaviour in the Carpenter Bee Xylocopa aestuans (Latreille, 1802) (Hymenoptera: Apidae) of the Western Ghats, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    The Carpenter Bee Xylocopa aestuans is a known pollen and nectar feeder. However, at Anshi National Park of Karnataka (India), the bee happens to be switching over to facultative carnivorous habit as they are found to feed on Red Tree Ants Oecophylla smaragdina. Such a kind of carnivorous feeding habit must have existed which is yet to be reported.
    Attribution
    Punekar S.A., Kumaran N.K.P., Bhat H.R. (2010). Journal of Threatened Taxa 10(2) pp. 1232-1233; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2271.1232-3