Solitary bees, in the family Megachilidae
, had higher larval mass when fed a diet with higher sugar content , but there was no effect on larval survival with increasing or decreasing sugar content of food.
(Family Apidae), the orchard mason bee, Osmia lignaria Say (Family Megachilidae
), and two species of squash bees, Peponapis pruinosa Say and Xenoglossa strenua Cresson (Family Apidae), although nearly 500 species of bees inhabit the state (Burley, 2007).
Bees of the family Megachilidae
are well represented in low altitude areas in southern Brazil and poorly abundant in the northeast (Viana and Alves-dos-Santos, 2002).
The family Sapygidae is limited to the family Megachilidae
, the leaf-cutting bees, and wasps for a food source (Borror et al., 1989).
The most taxonomically diverse group in this study was the family Megachilidae
. Also during 3 years of sampling we found more than 11 wasp species (Tables 1 and 2).