Initiation phase of copulation of Quartinia canariensis: 11a Calm position of a male on the back of a female after mounting b Male trying to accomplish insertion of his genitalia while the female raises her fore legs and bends her metasoma anterior-ventrad. c Female raising hind leg against the male 12 Male vibrating vigorously with his wings during “grappling” between the partners while the female is bending her metasoma strongly anterior-ventrad 13 Female is raising her mid and hind legs against the male and bending her metasoma anterior-ventrad 14 Second male holding on to mounting male of a pair after alighting on his back.

  Part of: Mauss V, Müller A (2016) Contribution to the bionomics of the pollen wasp Quartinia canariensis Blüthgen, 1958 (Hymenoptera, Vespidae, Masarinae) in Fuerteventura (Canary Islands, Spain). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 50: 1-24.