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Abstract

In the facultatively social species X. pubescens net reproductive success in general is higher in solitary nests than in social nests. Under unfavourable conditions, however, during which competition for pollen or nesting substrate is severe, net reproductive success is higher for socially nesting...

Author(s)
Hogendoorn, K.
Citation
Proceedings of the Section Experimental and Applied Entomology of the Netherlands Entomological Society, 1991, 2, pp 123-128
Abstract

Studies of 96 X. pubescens nests made in balsawood boards were carried out in 1988-90 in the Arava valley, Israel. Both solitary and primitively social nests could be found throughout most of the breeding season. In social nests there was reproductive division of labour between a dominant forager...

Author(s)
Hogendoorn, K.; Leys, R.
Citation
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 1993, 33, 6, pp 371-381
Abstract

Solitary and social nests of the facultatively social carpenter bee Xylocopa pubescens were found simultaneously during the major part of the breeding season. Social nests contained a reproductively dominant forager and either her adult offspring or a formerly reproductive, guarding female. The...

Author(s)
Hogendoorn, K.; Velthuis, H. H. W.
Citation
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 1993, 32, 4, pp 245-257