Species

female; lateral view
male; lateral view

Scientific Name: Hoplitis fulgida fulgida

Taxonomy

Biology

The nesting biology was described by Hicks (1926) and Clement and Rust (1976). It will accept drilled pine blocks of 4-5 mm diameter, with depth of 123-133 mm, and hollowed or drilled stems 5-6 mm diameter, and produce up to ten cells per nest  (Clement and Rust 1976). Nest plugs consist of two layers of masticated plant material and small pebbles and/or wood chips (Clement and Rust 1976).

 

References

Hicks CH (1926) Nesting habits and parasites of certain bees of Boulder County, Colorado. University of Colorado Studies, Series A 15: 217-252.

Clement SL, Rust RW (1976) The nesting biology of three species of Hoplitis Klug. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 52(2): 110-119.

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Cavity Renter
Wintering Stage: Mature Larva

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon
Ecozone: Boreal Cordillera, Montane Cordillera, Pacific Maritime, Western Interior Basin