Study shows how beetle larvae adapt to different bee hosts

A team of researchers at the University of California has discovered adaptations made by a species of beetle to survive in different geographic locations. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes their study of a parasitic blister beetle and their digger bee hosts living in different areas on the West Coast of the United States.

Study shows how beetle larvae adapt to different bee hosts

A team of researchers at the University of California has discovered adaptations made by a species of beetle to survive in different geographic locations. In their paper published in Proceedings ...

Tue 11 Sep 18 from Phys.org

Bee That Was Looking for Love Ends Up Wearing a 'Vest' of Parasitic Beetle Larvae

Want to see a photo of a bee parasitized by dozens of beetle larvae? Wait, where are you going?

Sun 16 Sep 18 from Livescience

Parasitic beetles trick sex-hungry bees by mimicking their pheromones

This master of deception adapts its pheromones to the local bee species, and it's deadly effective!

Wed 12 Sep 18 from ZME Science

Gangs of beetle larvae lure fathers of their next meal into sex trap

Once in with the bee larvae, they eat them and the food the bees left for them.

Wed 12 Sep 18 from Ars Technica

Beetle Adapts Chemical Mimicry to Parasitize Bees

NewsA beetle that tricks bees into carrying it into their nests where it can live off their pollen, nectar and eggs adapts its deceptions to local hosts.Contributed Author: University of ...

Wed 12 Sep 18 from Laboratory Equipment

Parasitic beetle mimics the perfume of female bees to trick males, infiltrate nests

Blister beetles are chemical con artists, and according to new research, they can adapt their trickery to dupe a variety of bee species.

Tue 11 Sep 18 from UPI

Beetle adapts chemical mimicry to parasitize different bee species

A beetle that tricks bees into carrying it into their nests where it can live off their pollen, nectar and eggs adapts its deceptions to local hosts.

Tue 11 Sep 18 from Eurekalert

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