lives in bee nests, but dispersal and feeding behavior are unknown
A dichotomous key is available in Delfinado-Baker and Baker, 1988.
stingless bees (Lestrimelitta, Geniotrigona, Lophotrigona, and Trigona)
associated exclusively with bees or their close relative, wasps; cannot live without these hosts
some life stages are associated with bees, while others are not
can complete entire life cycle without bees or their close relative, wasps