Solitary bee

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(Zool.) any species of bee which does not form communities.

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This exposure affects solitary bee reproduction, colony viability and learning ability in bumblebees.
A study comparing solitary bee and wasp colonization in crop and fallow fields in Germany reported significantly higher bee species richness and nesting in fields with high floral diversity than fields with low floral diversity (Gathmann et al, 1994).
There are no reports in the literature on the contributions of different ecosystems to the resources that are used by solitary bee populations, although information is available on nesting site preferences (Morato et al.
The most common being the solitary bee, which collects pollen, builds a nest, then lays eggs all on its own.
The solitary bee (Peponapis pruinosa) has been reported foraging faster than honey bees A.
Since 1990, declines in solitary bee, wildflower and hoverfly biodiversity have also slowed; however, butterfly diversity continued to decrease in the three countries examined in the study.
Keywords: Pollen limitation; Pollination efficiency; Pollinator decline; Growing region; Solitary bee
The males (and occasionally females) of solitary bee species have been observed often gathering in the evening to sleep together at night, in both Australia and worldwide (Rau and Rau 1916; Rayment 1935; Linsley 1958; Evans and Linsley 1960; Linsley 1962; Michener 1974; Houston 1984; O'Toole and Raw 1991; Dollin et al.
Nest-mate recognition in Manuelia postica (Apidae: Xylocopinae): an eusocial trait is present in a solitary bee.
Most experts agree the key reason for the decline in honeybee, bumblebee and solitary bee numbers is the removal of the habitats they rely on for food to make way for intensive agriculture.
2007) found significant differences in sex pheromone blends among populations in the solitary bee Colletes eunicularius (Hym.