Field Studies with Osmia sanrafaelae Parker, a Pollinator of Alfalfa (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae)

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A native bee, Osmia sanrafaelae Parker, was field tested as a pollinator of alfalfa in southern Nevada. Bees were obtained from traps placed the previous season in southern Utah. Released bees renested, reproduced, and pollinated the target crop. Factors affecting manageability of this bee are discussed. Survival of immature stages averaged 53%. Heat was implicated as the primary cause of immature mortality. Percentage of females in the resulting population averaged 32.9%.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1986

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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