RE: [beemonitoring] Final Production Version of Alien and Introduced Bees of North America north of Mexico
Would it be safe to say:
Osmia cornifrons 1960. Eastern China, Korea, and Japan. Introduced to pollinate tree fruit crops. Feral populations are definitely established in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern U.S. and possibly in the Upper Midwest and Northwestern U.S. Available commercially.
Sam Droege sdroege@...
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USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
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What luck I can pick
berries in the wood
there is no wood no berries.
What luck I can lie
in the shade of a tree
I thought trees
no longer give shade.
What luck I am with you
my heart beats so
I thought man
has no heart.
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Sam- regarding Osmia cornifrons, I gather that some fruit growers are using it and propagating it in Michigan, and Karen Strickler stumbled into them among populations Osmia lignaria trap-nested (I think) in the Portland OR area (Chris O’Toole bought the nests for his mass-rearing program of Oslig for almond pollination, recognized the “wrong” nests, informed Karen, and destroyed them).
James H. Cane
USDA-ARS Bee Biology and Systematics Lab
Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322 USA
tel: 435-797-3879 FAX: 435-797-0461
web page: www.ars.usda.gov/npa/beelab