Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society
Anthidium florentinum Latreille and Pithitis smaragdula (F.) were efficient pollinators of caged alfalfa. Anthidium florentinum may be considered for management by alfalfa seed growers in the southwest, and P. smaragdula may be a useful pollinator of various crops in subtropical areas or in greenhouses. The pollination behavior of these species, and of Nomia melanderi Cockerell and Megachile rotundata (F.) was analyzed.
Batra, Suzanne W. T., "Comparative Efficiency of Alfalfa Pollination by Nomia Melanderi, Megachile Rotundata, Anthidium florentinum and Pithis Smaragdula (Hymenoptera: Apoidea)" (1976). Ba. Paper 100.
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