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Early nesting biology of the wood-nesting adventive bee, Lithurgus chrysurus Fonscolombe (Apoidea, Megachilidae, Lithurginae). (American Museum novitates, no. 3804)

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dc.contributor.author Rozen, Jerome G., Jr. (Jerome George), 1928-
dc.contributor.author Wyman, Eli S.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-27T15:15:28Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-27T15:15:28Z
dc.date.issued 2014-05-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6531
dc.description 12 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description.abstract This, the second study of the nesting biology of Lithurgus chrysurus Fonscolombe found at Palmerton, Carbon Co., Pennsylvania, describes its nest construction, provisioning, egg deposition, and larval development. The first study (Rozen, 2013) was based on observations on the late-stage nesting biology in early fall, when these activities were no longer being performed. Comparisons are made with activities of the native Lithurgopsis apicalis (Cresson); in general, the two species have similar, but not identical, nesting biologies. Because Lithurgus chrysurus is an adventive bee native to the Mediterranean regions and is capable of constructing nests in both soft wood as well as firmer wood, it is unclear why it has not expanded its range to any great extent in the New World. 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. 3804. 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 Introduced insects. en_US
dc.subject Palmerton (Carbon County, Pa.) en_US
dc.subject Pennsylvania. en_US
dc.title Early nesting biology of the wood-nesting adventive bee, Lithurgus chrysurus Fonscolombe (Apoidea, Megachilidae, Lithurginae). (American Museum novitates, no. 3804) en_US
dc.title.alternative Biology of Lithurgus chrysurus. en_US


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    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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