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Boys' Night Out

These males are longhorned digger bees, Melissodes agilis, sleeping on a lavender stem. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

By day, they fly around our yard looking for the girls. At night, it's "Boys' Night Out." These males, longhorned digger bees, Melissodes agilis (as identified by native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of entomology at UC Davis),...

These males are longhorned digger bees, Melissodes agilis, sleeping on a lavender stem. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These males are longhorned digger bees, Melissodes agilis, sleeping on a lavender stem. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These males are longhorned digger bees, Melissodes agilis, sleeping on a lavender stem. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis, stirs after the warmth of the sun awakens him. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis, stirs after the warmth of the sun awakens him. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis, stirs after the warmth of the sun awakens him. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of male longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Side view of male longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Side view of male longhorned bee, Melissodes agilis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 9:52 PM

Color Them Beautiful

Sunflower bee, Melissodes agilis, on sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A brilliant sunflower clinging to the red ring of autumn. And here comes a common sunflower bee, Melissodes agilis (this is a female, as identified by native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of entomology at the University of...

Sunflower bee, Melissodes agilis, on sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Sunflower bee, Melissodes agilis, on sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sunflower bee, Melissodes agilis, on sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hi, nice to meet you! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Hi, nice to meet you! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hi, nice to meet you! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey

Time to leave! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Time to leave! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Time to leave! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 11:09 PM

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