Scientific Name: Hoplitis sambuci
The nesting biology was described by Clement and Rust (1976). It will accept hollowed or drilled stems 4.5-6 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).
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