Aspects of the social biology of the beeHalictus ligatus in New York state (Hymenoptera, Halictidae)

@article{Litte1977AspectsOT,
  title={Aspects of the social biology of the beeHalictus ligatus in New York state (Hymenoptera, Halictidae)},
  author={Marcia Litte},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={1977},
  volume={24},
  pages={9-36}
}
This paper is a study of the life cycle of the eusocial halictine beeHalictus ligatus in New York State, U.S.A., with an emphasis on individual differences among nestmates. This species is compared with other well-studied primitively social halictine bees. Females emerging in late summer mate, over-winter, and initiate new nests the following spring. Nests are densely aggregated in areas of relatively sparse vegetation and are generally founded by one female, though a small proportion is… CONTINUE READING

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