Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society
Augochlora pura and Lasioglossum coeruleum are normally inhabitants of decomposed wood, but in the laboratory they were induced to construct nests and hibernacula in soil. Nests in soil were similar to those made in wood and progeny were produced in soil nests. They had curving and looping burrows that were not made from burrows of other insects.
Barrows, Edward M., "Soil Nesting by Wood-Inhabiting Halictine Bees, Augochlora Pura and Lasioglossum Coeruleum (Hymenoptera: Halictidae)" (1973). Ba. Paper 63.
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