Scientific Name: Hoplitis hypocrita
The nesting biology was described by Hicks (1926) and Clement and Rust (1976). It will accept hollowed or drilled stems of 5-6 mm diameter, and will produce 3-11 cells per nest depending on nest depth (Clement and Rust 1976). Nest plugs consist of two to five layers of masticated plant material and pith (Clement and Rust 1976).
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.
Nesting: Cavity Renter
Wintering Stage: Mature Larva
Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available
Distribution: British Columbia
Ecozone: Montane Cordillera, Pacific Maritime, Western Interior Basin