IUCN threat status:

Not evaluated

Comprehensive Description

Read full entry

Nesting Biology

Nests have been found in the ground, inside tunnels of abandoned nests of Anthophora occidentalis Cresson (Apidae) (Johnson, 1904), inside burrows made by coleopterans within old, dead flower stalks of Hesperoyucca whipplei (Agavaceae) (Hicks, 1929b) or in trap nests (Parker, 1987). According to Hicks (1929b), females collected trichomes from Lepidospartum squamatum (Asteraceae) and males seemed to have a territorial behavior similar to that reported for other species of Anthidium (e.g., A. banningense, A. manicatum). In addition to the associated organisms reported by these three authors (Table 2), Hurd (1979) also listed Nemognatha scutellaris LeConte (Coleopera: Meloidae) and Sphaeropthalma unicolor (Cress.) (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) as parasites of A. illustre.

Trusted

Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© Gonzalez Betancourt, Victor Hugo

Source: Anthophila – an online repository of bee diversity

Belongs to 0 communities

This taxon hasn't been featured in any communities yet.

Learn more about Communities

Disclaimer

EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!