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Nest defence by honey-daubing in the bumblebee Bombus griseocollis de Geer (Hymenoptera: Apidae)

, : Nest defence by honey-daubing in the bumblebee Bombus griseocollis de Geer (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Canadian Entomologist, 1185: 479-480

Workers of the bumblebee Bombus griseocollis were found to use honey-daubing as a method of defence against (mostly heterospecific) intruders. The distant taxonomic relatedness of this species to others that practise honey-daubing may imply that this defence has evolved independently at least twice in the genus Bombus.


DOI: 10.4039/Ent118479-5

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