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1 December 2007 A New Host Record For Dasychernes inquilinus (Arachnida, Pseudoscorpiones, Chernetidae), With An Overview Of Pseudoscorpion-Bee Relationships
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Dasychernes inquilinus Chamberlin 1929, the type species of the genus, was described from specimens taken from colonies of the stingless honey bee Melipona salti Schwarz 1932 (Hymenoptera, Apidae). For the first time since its description, we report D. inquilinus from a nest of M. compressipes (Fabricius 1804) and, to document intraspecific variation, we also provide descriptive notes on the female pedipalp and leg. We discuss the rareness of D. inquilinus and summarize published information on pseudoscorpion-bee relationships. We found a total of 15 pseudoscorpion species (six genera in three families) reported from colonies of three stingless bee species and two honey bee species. The role of pseudoscorpions within bee nests is still poorly known. Like our notes on D. inquilinus, most records of pseudoscorpion-bee relationships are sporadic observations, sparsely reported in the literature.

Victor H. Gonzalez, Bernardo Mantilla, and Volker Mahnert "A New Host Record For Dasychernes inquilinus (Arachnida, Pseudoscorpiones, Chernetidae), With An Overview Of Pseudoscorpion-Bee Relationships," The Journal of Arachnology 35(3), 470-474, (1 December 2007). https://doi.org/10.1636/H06-62.1
Received: 7 December 2006; Published: 1 December 2007
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