RE: [beemonitoring] Beetles who make holes for bees +
- Hi Tom,Here's a great resource for wood boring beetles:
Also, check out www.ufnativebuzz.com for a citizen science project focused on tunnel-nesting solitary bees and wasps.
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:41:13 -0400
Subject: [beemonitoring] Beetles who make holes for bees +
Hello Friends,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, eatagriculturally significant plants; beans, corn, squash, or beets, etc..Thanks so much,Tom--
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