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- KEMP, WILLIAM P., et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Ecological entomology 2016 v.41 no.2 pp. 201-210
- Osmia lignaria; adults; body weight changes; diapause; fat body; fecundity; females; longevity; metabolism; nesting; nests; ovarian development; solitary bees; temperature
- ... 1. Diapause is a dynamic process of low metabolic activity that allows insects to survive periods of harsh conditions. Notwithstanding the lowered metabolism, and because diapausing insects have no access to food, diapause has an energetic cost that may affect post‐diapause performance. 2. Previous studies on the solitary bee Osmia lignaria have shown that prolonged pre‐wintering periods (the time ...
- Kemp, William P., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Ecological entomology 2009 v.34 no.1 pp. 158
- Osmia; solitary bees; females; body size; insect behavior; insect flight; foraging; nesting; linear models; pollinating insects; pollen
- ... 1. The maximum homing ability of female bees, that is, their capacity to return to the nest after being displaced a certain distance, is considered to be an estimate of their maximum foraging distance. 2. The present study provides data on homing ability and body weight for Osmia lignaria and combines them with data for five other congenerics, O. rufa, O. cornuta, O. pedicornis, O. cornifrons, and ...