more likely to be kleptoparasitic or neutral/beneficial rather than parasitic; probably feeds on pollen or fungi in the nest
Female: Gnathosomal capsule not conspicuously beaklike (Figs. 2, 5). Cheliceral stylets short, not extending to gnathosoma anteriorly (Figs. 2, 5). Pharynx not conspicuously enlarged (Figs. 2, 5). Prodorsal shield extends hoodlike over gnathosoma (Figs. 1, 3). Prodorsal trichobothria present, capitate (Figs. 1, 3). Stigmata situated well posterolaterad of setae v1 (Figs. 1, 3). No hornlike protuberances associated with stigmata (Figs. 1, 3). Setae sc2 well posterior to stigmata (Figs. 1, 3). Dorsal idiosomal setae simple, slightly widened, short (Figs. 1, 4). Metapodosomal venter with 2 pairs of setae (3a and 3b) (3c and 4b absent) (Figs. 2, 6). Apodemes 4 not extending posterolaterally to bases of trochanters IV (Figs. 2, 6). Tegula short, not elongated (Figs. 2, 6). Ambulacrum I developed (Figs. 1, 3). Claw I present, not enlarged (Figs. 1, 3). Femur I with four setae, femur II with three setae (Figs. 2, 5).
Only one species has been described in the genus Crossacarapis.
Crossacarapis and Pseudacarapis differ from Acarapis by their small chelicerae (Fig. 2) (long in Acarapis). Females of Crossacarapis can be distinguished from those of Pseudacarapis by the position of the stigmata well posterior to setae v1 (slightly posterior to stigmata in Pseudacarapis), and by apodemes 4 not reaching bases of trochanters IV (reaching in Pseudacarapis).
Orchid bee, Euglossa sp.
associated exclusively with bees or their close relative, wasps; cannot live without these hosts
some life stages are associated with bees, while others are not
can complete entire life cycle without bees or their close relative, wasps