I have often read that native bees utilize the holes that beetles make in snags, and other woody stems, etc.. I am not an entomologist, but can anyone direct me to a list of Northeastern U.S. beetles that I can check out?
It seems we need to know the habitat needs of these critters as well as the bees.
A second dream list, if I may since I have a talk coming up at an agricultural conference in August, would be a cross reference list of beetles that make holes for bees whose larva do, or do not, eat
agriculturally significant plants; beans, corn, squash, or beets, etc..
Thanks so much,
Edible Landscape Design
Bee Habitat Education
Thomas G. Sullivan, M.A.L.D.
Master of Arts in Landscape Design