Studies on management of the sunflower leafcutter bee Eumegachile pugnata (Say) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae)

  • Published source details Parker F.D. & Frohlich D.R. (1985) Studies on management of the sunflower leafcutter bee Eumegachile pugnata (Say) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Journal of Apicultural Research, 24, 125-131.


This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Rear and manage populations of solitary bees

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Bee Conservation
  1. Rear and manage populations of solitary bees

    Captive-reared sunflower leafcutter bees Megachile pugnata were released into a 0.7 ha sunflower field in Utah, USA in 1982 (Parker & Frohlich 1985). A total of 186 females were released (not marked) and a maximum of 182 were subsequently counted resting in nesting blocks at night, in and around the field. Altogether, 690 nests were made across 90 nest blocks, and the surviving number of overwintering pupae when counted in October was 1,643.

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