Osmia bucephala

Osmia bucephala Cresson, 1864

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Ecology and Distribution

Nesting Biology

Nest in holes in wood blocks or pithy stems. Nest plugs and partitions are made with leaf pulp or mastic mixed wood chips from cavity interior (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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