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In-nest biologies and development of immature stages of three Osmia species (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae)
The in-nest biologies of Osmia lignaria propinqua Cresson, Osmia californica Cresson, and Osmia montana montana Cresson are, for the first time, described based on information obtained from withinExpand
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SEX RATIO, BODY SIZE AND SEASONALITY IN A SOLITARY BEE, OSMIA LIGNARIA PROPINQUA CRESSON (HYMENOPTERA: MEGACHILIDAE)
Although sex ratio and investment theory have been recently refined and made more mathematically rigorous (Hamilton, 1967; Leigh, 1970; Trivers, 1972; Trivers and Hare, 1976; Charnov, 1978; MacNair,Expand
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Phenotypic variability in nesting success among Osmia lignaria propinqua females in a glasshouse environment: (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae)
Abstract. 1. The phenotypic variability of several estimates of fitness among seventeen nesting female O.lignaria Cresson was examined in a glasshouse provided with abundant resources.
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Field experiments with Osmia lignaria propinqua Cresson as a pollinator in almond orchards: III, 1977 studies (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae)
A population of 4000 Osmia lignaria propinqua Cresson adults (1:1 sex ratio) was released into each of two almond orchards in California where females constructed 9379 cells in sty rofoam, wood, andExpand
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Use of non-honey bee species as pollinators of crop
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The nesting biology of Hylaeus bisinuatus Forster and development of its immature forms (Hymenoptera: Colletidae)
Hylaeus bisinuatus Forster was induced to nest in glass tubes inserted into observation boxes where its nesting biology was studied under greenhouse conditions. Results of these observations yieldedExpand
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