Introduction of Small Carpenter Bees into California for Pollination. 1. Release of Pithitis smaragdula

@article{Daly1971IntroductionOS,
  title={Introduction of Small Carpenter Bees into California for Pollination. 1. Release of Pithitis smaragdula},
  author={H. Daly and G. Bohart and R. Thorp},
  journal={Journal of Economic Entomology},
  year={1971},
  volume={64},
  pages={1145-1150}
}
Pithitis smaragdula (F.) is a bright green, small carpenter bee which is widespread in the oriental region and is known to pollinate economically important plants, especially legumes and cucurbits. About 300 bees imported from Ludhiana, India, were released 10 April 1969, at Davis, California. Subsequent collecting during the 1st season confirmed that one or more generations of the bees had been reared and that Trifolium repens L. was visited for pollen. Although the overwintering bees under… Expand
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