Sociality in Euglossa (Euglossa) viridissima Friese (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Euglossini)

  title={Sociality in Euglossa (Euglossa) viridissima Friese (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Euglossini)},
  author={M. E. Cocom Pech and William de Jes{\'u}s May-Itz{\'a} and Luis A Medina and Jos{\'e} Javier Guadalupe Quezada-Eu{\'a}n},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
Euglossa viridissima is an orchid bee that forms both solitary and multiple female nests, making it a suitable species for the study of factors leading to diverse degrees of sociality in Euglossines. We conducted observations in eight reused nests (where a first generation of bees had been produced) kept in artificial boxes from the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Five nests were reused (reactivated) by a single female (SFN), two nests reused by a mother and one daughter (MFN1) and one nest reused… CONTINUE READING
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