Nests of Mourecotelles braziliensis built in wooden trap nests A food provision looks bright orange when relatively fresh B brood cells become darker as larvae start to defecate (~26 days after hatch) C brood cells turn nearly black due to accumulation of larval feces (~31 days after hatch) D entrance of a TN07 plugged with cellophane-like material.

  Part of: Ferrari RR, Buschini MLT, Diniz MER, Zhu C-D, Melo GAR (2022) ´╗┐Discovery of Mourecotelles (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Colletinae) in Brazil: nesting biology and pollen preferences of a remarkable new species of the genus. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 89: 211-231.