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1 October 2004 Use of Communal Nests by Male and Female Trachypus petiolatus (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae)
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The nesting behavior of Trachypus petiolatus is described from central Panamá. Females nested within aggregations in bare soil; they re-used nests from a prior generation, and provisioned their nests with small bees, mainly Apidae and Halictidae. These nests had a communal social organization among resident females, and also included one or more males. At least some males left the nest in the morning on a daily basis, and then returned later in the day. Based on limited nest excavations, we did not observe any parasitized cells, which may be associated with communal nesting.

William T. Wcislo, Hermógenes Fernández-Marín, and Juan Carlos Di Trani "Use of Communal Nests by Male and Female Trachypus petiolatus (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae)," Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 77(4), 323-331, (1 October 2004). https://doi.org/10.2317/E-11.1
Accepted: 1 March 2004; Published: 1 October 2004
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