Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

The Indian Journal of Entomology

Volume

28

Publication Date

9-1-1966

First Page

375

Last Page

393

Abstract

Although there has been much research on comparative nesting behavior of halictine bees from various parts of the world (Sakagami and Michener, 1962), almost nothing is known of the nesting behavior of any species from the Oriental and Ethiopian zoogeopraphic regions. The only published information on Oriental species are the brief statements that Halictus ducalis nested in a bank of hard earth in Ceylon (Bingham, 1897) and that Ha/ictus, in India, is a genus with many species in the mountains and a few in the plains which nest in wet soil (Maxwell-Lefroy and Howlett, 1909). A study of size variation in flower-visiting individuals of the Indian species, Halictus latisignatus, was recently completed (Wain and Sakagami, 1966).

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