Osmia bruneri

Osmia bruneri Cockerell, 1897

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Ecology and Distribution

Nesting Biology

Nest in holes in wood blocks or pithy stems, as well as in abandoned subterranean or surface nests of other wasps (Sceliphron) or bees. Nest plugs and partitions are made with leaf pulp or mastic mixed with mud (Cane et al. 2007).


Cane, J. H., Griswold T., & Parker F. D. (2007).  Substrates and Materials Used for Nesting by North American Osmia Bees (Hymenoptera: Apiformes: Megachilidae). ANNALS OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA. 100(3), 
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