Defensive behaviour of the cyprian honeybee Apis mellifera cypria against the orient hornet Vespa orientalis

 
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PhD thesis (EN)

2008 (EN)
Η αμυντική συμπεριφορά της κυπριακής μέλισσας Apis mellifera cypria απέναντι στη σφήκα Vespa orientalis
Defensive behaviour of the cyprian honeybee Apis mellifera cypria against the orient hornet Vespa orientalis

Παπαχριστοφόρου, Αλέξανδρος Χρ.

In the present works, several characteristics of the Cyprian honeybee were examined, with particular emphasis on its defensive behabiour during natural and simulated attacks by its main enemy, the oriental hornet. Genetic analyses were performed and the growth of colonies during the year was monitored. The defensive behaviour of individual colonies against hornets, the way that honeybees kill invading hornets and the sound produced by defending workers, were investigated in details. Collectively, the above results showed the special defensive behaviour of the Cyprus honeybee, a behaviour which is quite different from other subspecies
Η μέλισσα της Κύπρου Apis mellifera cypria παρουσιάζει ιδιαίτερα χαρακτηριστικά κατά την άμυνά της απέναντι στον κύριο εχθρό της, τη σφήκα Vespa orientalis. Στην παραούσα εργασία μελετήθηκε η συμπεριφορά της κυπριακής μέλισσας κατά τη διάρκεια φυσικών και τεχνητών επιθέσεων σφηκών. Πραγματοποιήθηκαν γενετικοί έλεγχοι και καταγράφηκε η ετήσια ανάπτυξη των μελισσών. Αναλύθηκε ο τρόπος θανάτωσης των επιτιθέμενων σφηκών από τις μέλισσες και ο ήχος που παράγουν οι αμυνόμενες εργάτριες. Τα αποτελέσματα κατέδειξαν πως η ιδιαίτερη αμυντική συμπεριφορά της κυπριακής μέλισσας διαφέρει σε σημαντικό βαθμό σε σχέση με άλλες φυλές μελισσών

PhD Thesis / Διδακτορική Διατριβή
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Φυσικές επιθέσεις σφηκών
Honeybee, Cyprus
Τεχνικές επιθέσεις σφηκών
Μέλισσα, Κύπρος
Simulated attacks against hornets
Natural attacks against hornets

Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης (EL)
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (EN)

2008
2009-06-21T21:00:00Z


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