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Use of Osmia lignaria Say (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Megachilidae) as a pollinator in an apple and prune orchard

@article{Torchio1976UseOO,
  title={Use of Osmia lignaria Say (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Megachilidae) as a pollinator in an apple and prune orchard},
  author={Phillip F. Torchio},
  journal={Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society},
  year={1976},
  volume={49},
  pages={475}
}
  • P. Torchio
  • Published 1976
  • Biology
  • Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society

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