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Larval development and nesting biology of the adventive wood-nesting bee Lithurgus (L.) chrysurus Fonscolombe (Hymenoptera, Megachilidae, Lithurgini). (American Museum novitates, 0003-0082 ; no. 3774)

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dc.contributor.author Rozen, Jerome G., Jr. (Jerome George), 1928-
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-21T15:05:09Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-21T15:05:09Z
dc.date.issued 2013-05-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6432
dc.description 20 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract Announced herein is the discovery of a nesting site of Lithurgus (Lithurgus) chrysurus Fonscolombe (Megachilidae: Megachilinae: Lithurgini), an adventive solitary bee of Western Palearctic origin that had first been detected in North America in the mid-1970's and thought to have become extinct locally since then. The occurrence of the new nesting site in eastern Pennsylvania, close to the point of first discovery in New Jersey, suggests its persistent but low presence over the past 35 years. Several previous papers offered insight into nests of this species, which bores into dead wood to nest, and described its larva and pupa. The current investigation reveals new information concerning nest architecture, nest closure, its cocoon structure and functions, and anatomy of its mature larva. Its larva is compared with that of L. (Lithurgopsis) apicalis Cresson (a congener in another subgenus) and with that of Trachusa larreae (Cockerell) with consideration of how body vestiture and anatomy function to permit mature megachilid larvae to move in the confines of their brood cells. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates, no. 3774. en_US
dc.subject Lithurgus chrysurus. en_US
dc.subject Nests. en_US
dc.subject Larvae. en_US
dc.subject Bees. en_US
dc.subject Palmerton (Carbon County, Pa.) en_US
dc.subject Pennsylvania. en_US
dc.subject Introduced insects.
dc.title Larval development and nesting biology of the adventive wood-nesting bee Lithurgus (L.) chrysurus Fonscolombe (Hymenoptera, Megachilidae, Lithurgini). (American Museum novitates, 0003-0082 ; no. 3774) en_US
dc.title.alternative Larval development and nesting biology of Lithurgus. en_US


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  • American Museum Novitates
    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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