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Rhodanthidium siculum  (Spinola, 1838)
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Hymenoptera / Megachilidae
Sicilian Snail-Shell Bee    
Further Information:
Females select empty snail shells in which pollen and nectar are placed, after which an egg or two are laid inside. The female then closes the shell opening with a thick paste of snail shell pieces, sand and saliva - the shell is then carried off to a secure site and buried in the undergrowth.












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