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- Kemp, William P., et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Journal of chemical ecology 2017 v.43 no.5 pp. 451-468
- Megachile rotundata; Osmia lignaria; adults; fatty acids; females; free fatty acids; hydrocarbons; lipid composition; nesting; pollination; solitary bees; wax esters
- ... Species-specific biochemistry, morphology, and function of the Dufour’s gland have been investigated for social bees and some non-social bee families. Most of the solitary bees previously examined are ground-nesting bees that use Dufour’s gland secretions to line brood chambers. This study examines the chemistry of the cuticle and Dufour’s gland of cavity-nesting Megachile rotundata and Osmia lign ...
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