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Individual study: Use of nest boxes by solitary wasp but not bee species in forest patches in Norfolk County, southern Ontario, Canada

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Taki H., Viana B. F., Kevan P.G., Silva F.O. & Buck M. (2008) Does forest loss affect the communities of trap-nesting wasps (Hymenoptera: Aculeata) in forests? Landscape vs. local habitat conditions. Journal of Insect Conservation, 12, 15-21


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Provide artificial nest sites for solitary bees Bee Conservation

Taki et al. (2008) put six cardboard tube/milk carton nest boxes in each of eight forest sites in Norfolk County, southern Ontario, Canada from summer 2003 to November 2004. They recorded 12 wasp species and two species of parasitic wasp, but no bee species nesting in the boxes.