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Solitary behavior in a high-altitude population of the social sweat bee Halictus rubicundus (Hymenoptera: Halictidae)
Abstract In the subalpine region of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, United States, Halictus rubicundus has a solitary life cycle, but it is social in other parts of its known range. The brood isExpand
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Mite Pests of Honey Bees
Mites that affect honey bees or are found in bee hives may be divided into three groups: parasites, phoretic mites, and house guests. The number of species of parasitic mites are few, but some areExpand
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The reproductive behavior of Anthidium manicatum (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) and the significance of size for territorial males
SummaryMales of the wool-carder bee, Anthidium manicatum, patrol clumps of garden plants. Females of this species visit these plants for pollen, nectar, and pubescence; they also mate there. FemalesExpand
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Evolution and Life-History Patterns of Mites Associated with Bees
Bees (superfamily Apoidea, order Hymenoptera) represent one of the major success stories in evolution. With about 20,000 species in 11 families (Michener 1979), they are twice as diverse as birds.Expand
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Associations of mites with social insects
acarine parasites (Varroa jacobsoni, Acarapis woodi) on honey bees (11) are causing concern, and the ecology of social insects and potential coevolution between hosts and parasites are topics ofExpand
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Tribal Positions of Western Hemisphere Green Sweat Bees, with Comments on Their Nest Architecture (Hymenoptera: Halictidae)
Most Western Hemisphere genera of Halictinae which contain bright green species are characterized in the males by the absence of a pygidial plate and the presence of a spiculum on metasomal sternumExpand
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