Species

Scientific Name: Atoposmia copelandica copelandica

Taxonomy

 

Biology

The nesting biology of two of the subspecies was studied by Parker (1975) who trap-nested them in pre-bored elderberry stems with diameters of 2-6 mm; stem diameter influencing nest construction. Parker indicated that this species provisioned its nest with pollen of Hydrophyllaceae. A number of nest associates were also recorded by Parker (1975).

References

Hurd PD, Michener CD (1955) The megachiline bees of California. Bulletin of the California Insect Survey 3: 1-247.

Parker FD (1975) Nest descriptions and associates of three American bees of the genus \\\"Anthocopa\\\" Lepeletier (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). The Pan-Pacific Entomologist. 51(2): 113-122.

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Cavity Renter

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: British Columbia
Ecozone: Western Interior Basin