Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal oInternational Pour L'etude des Arthropodes Sociaux

Volume

22

Issue

3

Publication Date

6-6-1975

First Page

307

Last Page

332

Abstract

Of the eight species of halictine bees whose mating behavior was studied, Augochlora pura (Augochlorini) and Lasioglossum zephyrnm (Halictini) were investigated in the greatest detail. Halictine bees have a short, simple courtship. Copulation occurs in the male-above position and its duration, 4 to about 340 seconds, varies significantly among species. Females resisted most mating attempts of males and usually mated only once. Males inseminated more than one female.

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