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Individual study: Use of nesting blocks by the solitary bee Duckeanthidium thielei in tropical lowland rainforest at La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica

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Thiele R. (2002) Nesting biology and seasonality of Duckeanthidium thielei Michener (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae), an oligolectic rainforest bee. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 75, 274-282


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Provide artificial nest sites for solitary bees Bee Conservation

Thiele (2002) recorded the recently discovered solitary bee Duckeanthidium thielei nesting in 11 and 13 mm diameter drilled holes in 24 hardwood nesting blocks placed in lowland tropical forest in Costa Rica. The species is known only from Costa Rica and considered to be rare.