oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Thermal, energetic and nutritional considerations in the foraging and reproduction of the carpenter bee Xylocopa capitata

Volume 46, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



Carpenter bees, Xylocopa capitata Smith 1854, are studied with regard to their activities at certain temperatures, the nectar and pollen they forage and their gross production efficiency. A great deal of time and energy, is invested in constructing the elaborate nests of this K-selected species.

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