oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Biology and behaviour of Carpenter bees in southern Africa
|Article Title||Biology and behaviour of Carpenter bees in southern Africa|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Plant Protection Research Institute, Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Jan 1973|
|Pages||261 - 281|
|Keyword(s)||Species and Xylocopa Latreille|
In southern Africa there are some 30 species belonging to a single genus Xylocopa Latreille. The most important features of nesting woods used by carpenter bees are hardness and texture, botanical affinities being of little importance except for a few very specialised species.
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