- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Stoner, Kimberly" <Kimberly.Stoner@...> wrote:
>In western NY, you can look for a long time for a single one on commercial farms. I know. I checked for five years in a row, and found one single one in all that time, and I checked often before daybreak, as well as checking closed blossoms later in the day for males. They simply are not in large fields.
> Hi all,
> If they have not completely excluded eastern US locations, I have farms where I have seen and counted Peponapis pruinosa for three years running in CT. I could give them dates when we found peak numbers on pumpkins.
On the other hand, in garden plantings, you can often find 2-3 squash bees per flower.
Retired pollination contractor
- Thanks to those who responded. I should have explained that this was
only in the early planning stages, so there is ample time for them to
prepare. They were just trying to see if there is a time and place that
could be pinned down so they would know for certain they would have some
useful footage in case their planned field site in Mexico is a bust.
Doug Yanega Dept. of Entomology Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314 skype: dyanega
phone: (951) 827-4315 (disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
"There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness
is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82