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The nesting biology, mating behavior, and foraging ecology of Perdita opuntiae (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae)



The nesting biology, mating behavior, and foraging ecology of Perdita opuntiae (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae)



Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 582: 185-194



In communal nests of P. opuntiae in sandstone which were examined in Colorado, USA, the average number of adults per nest was 8.9. As reported for other Perdita species, males occupied a flower and attempted to copulate with any female entering it. On 2 occasions, aggressive behaviour between males was observed, but up to 6 females were seen on a single flower with no aggressive behaviour.

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DOI: 10.2307/25084628


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