In Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica there are 13 species of Centris (Hymenoptera: Apidae) of which six are referred to as lodger or cavity-nesting bees. Here we describe nests of these six lodger bees, five of which have been found to nest in holes bored into wooden stick “trap nests”. Although the nests of three of these five have been described from Brazil (C. bicornuta, C. analis and C. vittata), the nests of these same species from Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica have some differences that may be due to resource availability. We also describe nests of two additional species of lodger bees (C. nitida and C. trigonoides) from trap nests in Guanacaste. In addition, one nest is described of the remaining lodger bee in Guanacaste (C. lutea) that was fortuitously discovered. We also provide information to help identify nests of each species of lodger Centris from Guanacaste after nests are complete and sometimes after the mature bees have emerged and dispersed.
You have requested a machine translation of selected content from our databases. This functionality is provided solely for your convenience and is in no way intended to replace human translation. Neither BioOne nor the owners and publishers of the content make, and they explicitly disclaim, any express or implied representations or warranties of any kind, including, without limitation, representations and warranties as to the functionality of the translation feature or the accuracy or completeness of the translations.
Translations are not retained in our system. Your use of this feature and the translations is subject to all use restrictions contained in the Terms and Conditions of Use of the BioOne website.
Vol. 83 • No. 1