This bee's nest architecture is described by Sakagami and Michener (1962) as A. humeralis. From Sakagami and Michener (1962): Nest architecture is Type Vd: The cells are oriented vertically in a cluster that is completely surrounded by a cavity created by burrowing around the cluster. The cluster and cavity are connected to the main burrow by a lateral burrow. Multiple clusters may occur in one nest. Cells are arranged in combs. Flat ground is the only or typical substrate used for nesting. Number of cells in the nest: 6-16. Number of females in the nest: 1-3
Regularity: Regularly occurring
Type of Residency: Year-round
Flowering Plants Visited by Augochloropsis sumptuosa in Illinois
(observations are from Robertson, Moure & Hurd, Reed, Mitchell, Bernhardt, Schemske et al., Stoutamire, Cane et al., and Graenicher)
Apiaceae: Cryptotaenia canadensis sn (Rb), Eryngium yuccifolium (Mch), Osmorhiza longistylis sn (Rb); Asteraceae: Solidago nemoralis (Re); Brassicaceae: Arabis shortii sn (Rb); Caesalpiniaceae: Chamaecrista fasciculata [unsp] (MH); Capparaceae: Cleome serrulata (MH); Ericaceae: Vaccinium stamineum (Cn); Grossulariaceae: Ribes missouriense sn np (Rb); Lamiaceae: Pycnanthemum tenuifolium (MH); Mimosaceae: Schrankia nuttallii cp fq (MH, Bht); Orchidaceae: Cypripedium arietinum exp (Stm); Portulacaceae: Claytonia virginica (Shm); Ranunculaceae: Enemion biternatum cp/exp (Rb); Rosaceae: Amelanchier arborea sn (Rb); Rutaceae: Zanthoxylum americanum [pist sn fq] (Rb); Salicaceae: Salix discolor [unsp sn] (Gr)
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