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Nesting Biology

Hungerford & Williams (1912) observed two Anthidium nests that they attributed to A. maculifrons but Custer & Hicks (1927: 258) indicated that the species studied by those authors was A. porterae not A. maculifrons. The nests were built inside subhorizontal tunnels (12–25 cm in depth) in the ground. Each nest had a single cell at the bottom of the tunnel and the nest plug was made of trichomes from Cirsium (Asteraceae).

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