| 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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