Plasticity in the nesting behavior of Lyroda subita, a species that renovates and then uses pre-existing burrows and other subterranean cavities for nesting sites, is illustrated by one female which apparently excavated her burrow from the ground surface. Details of burrow construction are described. Information on nest structure and dimensions and cell contents is presented.
Kurczewski, Frank E.
"Burrow Construction From the Ground Surface in Lyroda Subita (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae),"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 24
, Article 12.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol24/iss3/12