Nesting biology of Haetosmia uncovered

In a recent paper by Gotlieb et al. in American Museum Novitates (3808, 1-20, 2014), nests, floral preferences and immatures of Haetosmia vechti are described. Interestingly, H. vechti was found in Israel to nest in excavated burrows in sandy soil and to build urn-shaped brood cells from masticated leaves.

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