The Pan-Pacific Entomologist
Several nests of Megachile (Litomegachile) gentilis Cresson were collected from the stems of blue elderberry, Sambucus coerulea Rafinesque,, at Davis, California, in January of 1954 and 1955, by the writer. The nests were placed in cages near the collection site, thus allowing the specimens to emerge under field conditions.
Bechtel, Robert C., "Notes on Emergence and a Parasite of Megachile Gentilis Cresson" (1958). Ba. Paper 26.
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