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Podalonia violaceipennis

Podalonia violaceipennis (Lepeletier) 1845. A predominantly eastern North American specles, P. violaceipennis is widespread in Michigan, being common in the LP.
BIOLOGY: Podalonia violaceipennis nests in coarser sand and heavier soil than the other three Podalonia species listed. Nests are often dug in proximity to small clumps of vegetation. One nest from Washtenaw County (Half Moon Lake, 7 June ) contained a Lacinipolia sp. (Noctuidae), and a nest from Marquette County (Huron Mtn. Club, 9 August) contained a larva of Faronta diffusa (Walker) (Noctuidae). The burrow diameters were 7.0 and 8.0 mm, respectively. Burrow lengths were 1.5 and 3.0 cm, while the cells measured 1.6 and 2.1 cm deep, respectively.

FLOWER RECORDS: Daucus carota, Erigeron philadelphia, Galium triforum, Solidago juncea, S. nemoralis, Solidago spp.

COLLECTION DATES: 204 specimens,1 June to 5 October. Most dates are in July and August.


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