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Cuckoo! Cuckoo! Cuckoo!

Cuckoo bee

We've all heard of the cuckoo clock. And most of us have heard of the  cuckoo bird (Cuculus canorus), which lays its eggs in the nest of birds of other species.  But the cuckoo bee? Yes, there is a cuckoo bee. The female lays her eggs in the...

Cuckoo bee
Cuckoo bee

This floral visitor is a cuckoo bee, "probably the genus Triepeolus (maybe Epeolus) and probably a male," said UC Davis emeritus professor Robbin Thorp. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, September 8, 2008 at 1:21 PM
Tags: cuckoo bee (5), Robbin Thorp (229), Triepeolus (1)

If I Were a Carpenter...Bee

Male Carpenter Bee

“I’ve got black bumblebees buzzing around our backyard like crazy,” the caller said. “They’re loud. Very loud. They’re dive-bombing and scaring the cat and dog. I’ve never seen anything like...

Male Carpenter Bee
Male Carpenter Bee

This male carpenter bee (Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex Smith NB) visits salvia (sage). Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bumblebee
Bumblebee

A bumblebee (Bombus vosnesenskii) visits a flower in the UC Davis Arboretum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2008 at 6:36 PM
Tags: bumblebees (1), carpenter bees (8), pest (1), pollinators (29), Robbin Thorp (229)

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