Biology and mating behavior of Xylocopa virginica L. (Hymenoptera, Anthophoridae)

@article{Gerling2004BiologyAM,
  title={Biology and mating behavior of Xylocopa virginica L. (Hymenoptera, Anthophoridae)},
  author={Dan Gerling and Henry R. Hermann},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={3},
  pages={99-111}
}
The biology and behavior of Xylocopa virginica L. were followed in the area of Athens, Georgia (USA) from August 1973 until September 1974. Several nests were X-rayed regularly during the developmental period of the bees, and information about the life cycle and development was obtained. The bees emerge in June and stay in their nests with their sibs throughout the summer, fall, and winter, leaving only occasionally on warm days to search for nectar as food. In March and April males defend nest… CONTINUE READING

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