1721Re: [beemonitoring] pocket gopher mounds and bees
- Aug 4, 2011This spring I saw a number of Lasioglossum bees nesting in a Formica ant mound (as discussed here: http://bugtracks.wordpress.com/2011/05/06/bee-burrows/), and it seems plausible that the same thing might happen in soil excavated by a mammal, though I haven't come across it. It would be a similar case of another animal providing bees with otherwise unavailable bare soil. I'd be curious to hear if anyone has heard of or seen bees nesting in ant mounds before.Charley EisemanOn Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 11:39 AM, Cheryl Fimbel <cfimbel@...> wrote:
Is anyone aware of the use of pocket gopher or mole mounds (the mounds of dirt they push up onto the surface) by bees in any way?
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