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- Yocum, George D; Rinehart, Joseph P; Kemp, William P
- Environmental entomology 2014 v.43 no.4 pp. 1045-1052
- Megachile rotundata; brood cells; environmental factors; females; insect larvae; larval development; males; nesting; phenotype; prepupae; rearing
- ... Megachile rotundata (F.) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) is the primary pollinator of alfalfa in the northwestern United States and western Canada and provides pollination services for onion, carrot, hybrid canola, various legumes, and other specialty crops. M. rotundata females are gregarious, nest in cavities either naturally occurring or in artificial nesting blocks, where they construct a linear s ...