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Tree bee nest destroyed by bee moth larvae

Observed: 4th August 2013 By: emperors gardenemperors garden’s reputation in Invertebratesemperors garden’s reputation in Invertebratesemperors garden’s reputation in Invertebrates
Treebee nest
Treebee nest
Description:

Managed to get a look inside...see what damage has been done by bee moth larvae
This was a thriving healthy nest...gutted

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

vburton's picture

Lots of diptera larvae in

Lots of diptera larvae in there too, would be interesting to rear and see what they are.

eucera's picture

Ecology comment

This is perfectly natural in the nesting cycle. The colony has done its stuff... and now the nest contents are being recycled

Stuart
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