A new hope: One of North America's rarest bees has its known range greatly expanded

The Macropis cuckoo bee is one of the rarest bees in North America, partly because of its specialized ecological associations. It is a nest parasite of oil-collecting bees of the genus Macropis which, in turn, are dependent on oil-producing flowers of the genus Lysimachia. However, new data from Canada, published in a paper in the open-access Biodiversity Data Journal, greatly expands the known range of the cuckoo, and has implications for its conservation status.

A new hope: One of North America's rarest bees has its known range greatly expanded

The Macropis Cuckoo Bee is one of the rarest bees in North America, partly because of its specialized ecological associations. It is a nest parasite of oil-collecting bees of the genus Macropis ...

Mon 16 Apr 18 from Phys.org

A new hope: One of North America's rarest bees has its known range greatly expanded, Mon 16 Apr 18 from ScienceDaily

A new hope: One of North America's rarest bees has its known range greatly expanded, Mon 16 Apr 18 from Eurekalert

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