The Indian Journal of Entomology
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).
Batra, Suzanne W. T., "Nests and Social Behavior of Halictine bees of India (Hymenoptera: Halictidae)" (1966). Ba. Paper 105.
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