Brood Provisioning and Colony Composition of a Malagasy Species of Halterapis: Implications for Social Evolution in the Allodapine Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Xylocopinae)


Although the biology of most genera of allodapine bees is relatively well known, there are only fragmentary data on one African species of a basal genus, Halterapis, and there have been no studies of this genus from Madagascar where it is most speciose. We present the Þrst account of nesting and social biology of aMalagasy species in this genus… (More)


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