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Individual study: Use of bamboo cane nest boxes by the orchid bee Euglossa townsendi in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.

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Augusto S.C. & Garofalo C.A. (2004) Nesting biology and social structure of Euglossa (Euglossa) townsendi Cockerell (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Euglossini). Insectes Sociaux, 51, 400-409


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Provide artificial nest sites for solitary bees Bee Conservation

A study using bamboo stem nest boxes from 1994-1997 at the University of Sao Paulo-Ribeiro Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil (Augusto & Garofalo 2004) recorded 5% uptake of stems by the euglossine bee Euglossa townsendi. A total of 383 bamboo stems were placed on outdoor shelves on a University campus, in bundles of eight to 11. Those used by female bees were 11.9 to 28.1 cm long, and 1.1-2.2 cm in internal diameter.