<i>Megachile</i> (<i>Megachile</i>) <i>montivaga</i> (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) nesting in live thistle (Asteraceae: Cirsium)

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Michael C. Orr
Zachary M. Portman
Terry L. Griswold

Abstract

Although Megachile Latreille (leafcutter bees) are well known for their diverse nesting habits, records of the genus nesting in live plants are rare.  Here, we report the widespread Megachile (Megachile) montivaga Cresson nesting in live thistle (Cirsium neomexicanum Gray), the first explicit record of this behavior in the Nearctic.

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Orr, M. C., Portman, Z. M., & Griswold, T. L. (2015). <i>Megachile</i> (<i>Megachile</i>) <i>montivaga</i> (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) nesting in live thistle (Asteraceae: Cirsium). Journal of Melittology, (48), 1–6. https://doi.org/10.17161/jom.v0i48.4847
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Author Biography

Michael C. Orr, Utah State University

I am a PhD student at Utah State University under the advisement of Terry Griswold and James Pitts.

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