The study presents data about the biology of the solitary West Palaearctic ground-nesting bee Melitta leporina (Panzer, 1799). The seasonal activity of adults on the basis of the transect method is shown. The pattern of daily activity, environmental preferences and foraging distance observed on xeric meadow and field of alfalfa are described. Information about floral preferences and nest architecture are presented. An egg, provision and pollen load are described. A new information about life cycle is presented.
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Vol. 79 • No. 2