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1 January 2005 Biology of the Cleptoparasitic Bee Epeoloides coecutiens (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Osirini)
Petr Bogusch
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This study presents comprehensive data about the biology of the rare cleptoparasitic European bee species Epeoloides coecutiens (Fabricius, 1775). The phenology and behavioral patterns observed at several localities are described; new information about floral resources (22 species) of E. coecutiens is presented. A new host bee, Macropis fulvipes Fabricius, 1804, is confirmed for E. coecutiens. The differences in color vision of humans and bees affect the interpretation of E. coecutiens floral preferences.

Petr Bogusch "Biology of the Cleptoparasitic Bee Epeoloides coecutiens (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Osirini)," Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 78(1), 1-12, (1 January 2005).
Accepted: 1 February 2004; Published: 1 January 2005
behavioral patterns
Color vision
cuckoo bees
Czech Republic
Epeoloides coecutiens
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