Augochlorella aurata

Augochlorella aurata (Smith 1853)

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Overview

Biology

This bee's nest architecture is described by Sakagami and Michener (1962). From Sakagami and Michener (1962): Nest architecture is Type VIIa: The main burrow expands into a cavity enclosing a cluster of horizontally oriented cells. Below the cells is an extension of the main burrow. Cells are arranged in combs. Flat ground is the only or typical substrate used for nesting.

References

Mueller, U. G. (1996).  Life history and social evolution of the primitively eusocial bee Augochlorella striata (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society. 69, 116-138.
Ordway, E. (1966).  The Bionomics of Augochlorella striata and A. persimilis in Eastern Kansas (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society. 39, 270-313. Abstract
Packer, L. (1990).  Solitary and Eusocial Nests in a Population of Augochlorella-Striata (Provancher) (Hymenoptera, Halictidae) at the Northern Edge of Its Range. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 27, 339-344.
Sakagami, S. F., & Michener C. D. (1962).  Nest Architecture of the Sweat Bees. A. Comparative Study of Behavior.. 135. Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas Press.