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Biology and immature stages of Macropis nuda, including comparisons to related bees (Apoidea, Melittidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2702

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dc.contributor.author Rozen, Jerome G., Jr. (Jerome George), 1928- en_US
dc.contributor.author Jacobson, Ned Robert. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T18:18:07Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T18:18:07Z
dc.date.issued 1980 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5388
dc.description 11 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 11). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The present study treats the following topics pertaining to the life history of the solitary bee Macropis nuda (Provancher), the first North American species of the genus to be found nesting: Nest site localities, nest description, nest construction, flower relationships, provisioning, development (including description of egg), larval feeding habits, cocoon construction, defecating pattern, sleeping habits of adults, mating behavior, daily and seasonal activity patterns, and parasitism and predation. Comparisons of these features are made with several Palearctic species. The life history of this species agrees with accounts of European species in the literature. Several newly discovered characteristics of the cocoon of M. nuda correspond well with similar features in other Macropis and Melitta, but not with Meganomia and Ctenoplectra of South Africa. The last larval instar and the pupa are described taxonomically and agree closely with similar stages of other members of the genus"--p. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2702 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2702, 1980 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Macropis nuda. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bees -- Larvae -- North America. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bees -- Nests -- North America. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nest building. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Larvae -- North America. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Nests -- North America. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bees -- North America. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- North America. en_US
dc.title Biology and immature stages of Macropis nuda, including comparisons to related bees (Apoidea, Melittidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2702 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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