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Individual study: Use of wooden nest boxes by the orchid bee Euglossa atroveneta at Unión Juárez, Chiapas, Mexico

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Ramirez-Arriaga E., Cuadriello-Aguilar J.I & Martinez-Hernandez E. (1996) Nest structure and parasite of Euglossa atroveneta Dressler (Apidae: Bombinae: Euglossini) at Unión Juárez, Chiapas, Mexico. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 69, 144-152


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Provide artificial nest sites for solitary bees Bee Conservation

From January 1990 to May 1991, the orchid bee Euglossa atrovenata made 60 nests in 50 wooden boxes placed on a table (1 m above the ground) in secondary forest planted with coffee crops, at Unión Juárez Chiapas, Mexico (Rami­rez-Arriaga et al. 1996). The nests were made on the internal floor and walls of the boxes, constructed with resin.

Provide artificial nest sites for solitary bees Bee Conservation

In January 1990, 22% of nests of the orchid bee Euglossa atrovenata in wooden boxes were parasitized by the Megachilid brood parasite Coelioxys costaricensis, in secondary forest planted with coffee crops, at Union Juarez Chiapas, Mexico (Ramirez-Arriaga et al. 1996).