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    This is the first reported use of root plates by Anthophora abrupta Say (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Previous reported nesting sites were vertical riverbanks and several man-made clay structures. Root plates in forested habitats may be the preferred nesting site for A. abrupta.

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    Campbell, Joshua W.; Viguiera, Cynthia C.; Viguiera, Patrick; Hartgerink, John E.; Greenberg, Cathryn H. 2017. The use of root plates for nesting sites by Anthophora abrupta (Hymenoptera: Apidae) may be common within forested habitats . Florida Entomologist. 100(2): 488-490.


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    Anthophora abrupta, root plate, root wad, bee nest, forest

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