Stephen Biko was a black leader in South Africa who
died in police custody on September 12, 1977. Biko's death
echoed within the Republic of South Africa and around the
world, showing that racial tensions in that country were
severe. At his death he was a hero to the black...
Out of 53 queens captured for initiating colonies in the
laboratory, 33 laid eggs (62 percent), 29 of these produced colonies
(55 percent), and 14 produced queens (26 percent). A behavioral model
depicts the activities of queens from spring emergence through colony
development. A discussion of its application to bumble...
The study involves the establishment, management, and behavioral
observations of Nomia melanderi Cockerell and Megachile rotundata
(Fabricius) in California, a survey of native bees within western Fresno
County, a determination of selfing and/or parthenocarpy in two fields of
alfalfa, and observations on the honeybee as an alfalfa pollinator.
The leaf- cutter bee Megachile rotundata (Fabricius) is an important
alfalfa pollinator in western North America.
This study was designed to provide information on methods of
orientation used by M. rotundata in order to make recommendations
regarding the parameters within which adult nesting populations may
Preliminary studies suggest...
Thirteen New World populations of Megachile rotundata and M. apicalis and
two Old World populations of M. rotundata were analyzed at 23 enzyme loci using
cellulose acetate electrophoresis. Conventional and G- or C-banded karyotypes were
also examined in these populations. The principal findings are (1) No differences
were found in...
Loss of early instar Douglas-fir tussock moth (Orgyia pseudotsugata McDunnough) (DFTM) has been found to constitute 66-92% of intra-generation mortality and to be a key factor in inter-generation population change. This death has been attributed to dispersal and to arthropod predation, two factors previously judged more important to an endemic...
Interactions between Bacillus sphaericus and Bacillus
thuringiensis israelensis (Bti), persistence of insecticidal
activity in the mosquito habitat, and suitability of enzyme-linked
immunoabsorbent assay (ELISA) for detecting and
quantifying bacterial endotoxin in the mosquito habitat were
investigated. Interactions between the two bacterial
species were examined by laboratory and field bioassays with...