A CANDIDATE RED CLOVER POLLINATOR OSMIA COERULESCENS (L.)

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 20 (1) pp.62-65
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Date
March 1981
Article Title
A CANDIDATE RED CLOVER POLLINATOR OSMIA COERULESCENS (L.)
Author(s)
FRANK D . PARKER
Abstract
A leaf-cutter bee, Osmia coerulescens, was able to increase its population when solely on red clover, and so pollinate this important crop plant. Seed yields from Osmia-pollinated plants averaged 440 kg/ha. Data on the sex ratio and the average number of cells produced are given. Mortality of overwintering adults was high.
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