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A classification of the squash and gourd bees Peponapis and Xenoglossa (Hymenoptera: Apoidea)

Paul David Hurd

A classification of the squash and gourd bees Peponapis and Xenoglossa (Hymenoptera: Apoidea)

by Paul David Hurd

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Peponapis,
  • Xenoglossa

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 39.

    Statementby Paul D. Hurd, Jr. and E. Gorton Linsley.
    SeriesUniversity of California publications in entomology, v. 62, University of California publications in entomology ;, v. 62.
    ContributionsLinsley, E. Gorton 1910- joint author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL568.A6 H86
    The Physical Object
    Pagination39 p.
    Number of Pages39
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4859235M
    ISBN 100520093569
    LC Control Number75630174
    OCLC/WorldCa93585

    Fortunately, native bees of the genera Peponapis and Xenoglossa are excellent pumpkin patch pollinators. Apparently, they’re also proficient pollinators of pumpkin’s many cucurbit relatives, including gourds and squash—spaghetti, pattypan, butternut, Hubbard, and zucchini. A classification of the squash and gourd bees Peponapis and Xenoglossa (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) [] Hurd, Paul D. (Paul David), Berkeley, University of California Press,

      Peponapis bees are considered specialized pollinators of Cucurbita flowers, a genus that presents several species of economic value (squashes and pumpkins). Both genera originated in the Americas, and their diversity dispersion center is in Mexico. Ten species of Peponapis and ten species of Cucurbita (only non-domesticated species) were analyzed considering the similarity of their ecological Cited by: Gourd Squash Seeds (True Green Improved Hubbard), 25+ Premium Heirloom Seeds, Cucurbita Pepo, Giant Gourd Squash, (Isla's Garden Seeds), 99% Purity, 90% Germination, Non GMO, Highest Quality Brand: Isla's Garden Seeds. out of 5 stars 3 ratings. Currently unavailable. 5/5(2).

    A Classification of the Squash and Gourd Bees Peponapis and Xenoglossa (with E. G. Linsley). University of California Publication Entomol.: 62; ; Curator, Division of Hemiptera and Hymenoptera, Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) Author: Paul David Hurd.   Numerical studies of morphological data and starch gel electrophoresis have provided a new perspective on important issues pertinent to the origin(s) and subsequent evolution of domesticatedCucurbita pepo. Wild and/orC. fraterna appear to be the most likely candidates for progenitor(s) of the domesticate. Populations of texana-like plants from beyond Texas share various Cited by:


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A classification of the squash and gourd bees Peponapis and Xenoglossa (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) by Paul David Hurd Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. A classification of the squash and gourd bees Peponapis and Xenoglossa (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). [Paul D Hurd; E Gorton Linsley]. A classification of the squash and gourd bees Peponapis and Xenoglossa (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) by Paul David Hurd,University of California Press edition, in EnglishPages: Peponapis pruinosa is a species of solitary bee in the tribe Eucerini, the long-horned common name is eastern cucurbit may be called the squash bee, but this name can also apply to other species in its genus, as well as the other squash bee genus, Xenoglossa.

This bee occurs in North America from the East Coast of the United States to the West Coast and into : Apidae. Hurd, Paul D. and Linsley, E. Gorton, "A Classification of the Squash and Gourd Bees Peponapis and Xenoglossa (Hymenoptera: Apoidea)" (). All Research. Paper Cited by: 9.

solitary bees (Peponapis and Xenoglossa) and the genus Cucurbita (squashes, gourds and pumpkins). To these bees, commonly known as squash and gourd bees, it is a relationship on which their survival de-pends. It also seems to be the chief pa-rameter of their evolution.

The flowers of Cucurbita (Fig. 1, A-C), which open usually before or shortly. Bees of the genera Peponapis and Xenoglossa gather pollen exclusively from species of Cucurbita (squashes, gourds, pumpkins) and are represented in America north of Mexico by 11 species. The results of this study indicate that these bees are important and efficient pollinators.

Since they are active before or shortly after sunrise, their role in the pollination of early morning flowering. Got squash. If so, you have the chance to see the most important floral specialists in agriculture, native solitary bees of two genera, Peponapis and Xenoglossa, the so-called "squash bees".

Look at your squash’s flowers during the first few hours after sunrise. Male squash bees will be darting between flowers, searching for mates. Squash bees (Peponapis pruinosa) occur throughout much of the United States and Mexico, where they are important pollinators of plants in the genus includes summer squash, winter squash, zucchini, pumpkins, and many gourds (but not cucumbers).

Indeed, squash bees are most easily recognized by their behavior of visiting these flowers starting around sunrise, before other bees are. Cucurbita (Latin for gourd) is a genus of herbaceous vines in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae (also known as cucurbits or cucurbi) native to the Andes and species are grown worldwide for their edible fruit, variously known as squash, pumpkin, or gourd, depending on species, variety, and local parlance, and for their seeds.

Other kinds of gourd, also called bottle-gourds, are Family: Cucurbitaceae. Foraging habits differentiate the Peponapis bee, commonly referred to as a “Squash Bee,” from other types of bees.

Squash Bees focus their. Honeybees are typically provided for commercial squash pollination, but native specialist bees of two genera - Peponapis and Xenoglossa, the so-called "squash bees" - are very common, often the dominant pollinators of many wild New WorldCucurbita (the genus that includes squashes and gourds).

If so, you have the chance to see the most important floral specialists in agriculture, native solitary bees of two genera, Peponapis and Xenoglossa, the so-called "Squash-Bees". Look at your squash’s flowers during the first few hours after sunrise.

Male squash bees will. Squash and gourd bees (Peponapis, Xenoglossa) and the origin of the cultivated Cucurbita.

Evolution Hurd, P. J., and E. Linsley. South American squash and gourd bees of the genus Peponapis (Hymenoptera: Apoidea).

Annals of the Entomological Society of America The Mexican squash and gourd bees of. Squash bees and bumble bees are more effective in some cucurbits than honey bees (TepedinoWillis and KevanStanghellini et al.Canto-Aguilar and Parra-TablaSampson et al.

by Eric Solderholm, CFSA's Organic Transition Coordinator. Squash season is upon us and with it come a number of challenges for raising a healthy, productive crop. One of these is pollination. Plants that are members of the cucurbit family (summer squash, winter squash, pumpkins, melons, cucumbers) produce unisexual flowers and must have pollen moved from male flowers to female flowers to set.

Bees of the genera Peponapis and Xenoglossa gather pollen exclusively from species of Cucurbita (squashes, gourds, pumpkins) and are represented in America north of Mexico by 11 species. The Squash Bee, A Native Pollinator of Pumpkin, Squash and Zucchini.

At the 20th Annual Diagnostic Day in Ridgetown last week (July 9th and 10th, ), we asked growers and consultants to guess what species is the most important pollinator of Cucurbita pepo (squash, pumpkin and.

Although the honey bee, Apis mellifera, has been considered the best pollinator for crops needing insect pollination, the current pandemic of varroatosis among honeybees highlights the need to find additional or alternative species as managed crop pollinators.

Moreover, there is evidence that A. mellifera may not always be the most efficient by: Classification: About the Classification Report About the Classification Download.

Classification for Kingdom Plantae Down to Genus Cucurbita L. Click on names to expand them, and on P. Squash and gourd bees (Peponapis, Xenoglossa) and the origin of the cultivated Cucurbita. Evolution – Evolution – Google ScholarCited by:.

Solitary bees of the genera Peponapis Robertson and Xenoglossa Smith (Apinae: Eu-cerini) are oligolectic on flowers of Cucurbita L., exhibiting behavioral and morpho-logical adaptations for foraging on these plants (Hurd et al., ). Peponapis citrullina is the only squash bee known to occur in Colombia and has been believed to be widely.Pollination value of male bees: the specialist bee Peponapis pruinosa (Apidae) at summer squash (Cucurbita pepo).

Cane JH(1), Sampson BJ, Miller SA. Author information: (1)USDA-ARS Bee Biology and Systematic Laboratory, Utah State University, Logan, UTUSA.

@ed by: Cucurbita (Latin for gourd) is a genus of herbaceous vines in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae (also known as cucurbits or cucurbi) native to the Andes and species are grown worldwide for their edible fruit, variously known as squash, pumpkin, or gourd, depending on species, variety, and local parlance, and for their kinds of gourd, also called bottle-gourds, are.