Re: [beemonitoring] A presentation on Lithurgus crysurus
- More on Lithurgus:"O'Toole and Raw (2004) described Lithurgus as megachilid "carpenter" bees. They do not cut leaf pieces like ohters of the family, rather they make holes in tree branches."(Hannan and Maeta 2007). The article goes on to say that Lithurgus collaris seals completed nests with wood dust. The quote above refers to the book 'Bees of the World' by O'Toole and Raw (2004).
Nesting Biology and the Nest Architecture of Lithurgus (Lithurgus) collaris Smith (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) on Iriomote Island, Southwestern Subtropical Archipelago, JapanOn Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 6:42 AM, Jack Neff <jlnatctmi@...> wrote:Anita: I think using the term "carpenter bee" as a common name for a Lithurgus is unfortunate as that common name has, for many years, been rather firmly been attached to Xylocopa. Made up common names often add to identity confusion rather than clarifying things and think this does that just that.bestJackJohn L. Neff
Central Texas Melittological Institute
7307 Running Rope
Austin,TX 78731 USA
From: Anita M. Collins <frozenbeedoc@...>
Sent: Monday, September 3, 2012 1:58 PM
Subject: [beemonitoring] A presentation on Lithurgus crysurus
Recently we found a nest site for this exotic carpenter bee. At Sam's urging I am posting a PowerPoint at www.slideshare.net/anitacollins1806. Take a look at the aggregate nest site, an opened nest, and the background on this bee in PA.If you use the photos, please acknowledge Lehigh Gap Nature Center. This is a unique nature center established by volunteers on a Super Fund Site.Anita CollinsIf we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research.
- Visit this Utah State University extension website to participate in coming up with common names for native bees