First records, phenology, habitat, and host-plant associations of <i>Macrotera opuntiae</i> (Cockerell) (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae) in Montana

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2021-05

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The University of Kansas

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Macrotera (Cockerellula) opuntiae (Cockerell) is a minute bee oligolectic on cacti and one of the few stone-nesting bee species. We document the first records of M. opuntiae in Montana, USA, a considerable range expansion from where this species was previously known in Colorado. We briefly describe the habitat and host-plant (cacti) associations, and the activity period of M. opuntiae adults in Montana. A new state record for Nebraska and new records for western Colorado are also reported.

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cockerell montana

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Delphia, C., & Griswold, T. (2021). First records, phenology, habitat, and host-plant associations of Macrotera opuntiae (Cockerell)(Hymenoptera: Andrenidae) in Montana. Journal of Melittology, (102).
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