Posts Tagged: squash bee
Male squash bees know just where to sleep--inside a squash blossom. If you're growing squash and you head out to your garden just after sunrise, you'll probably see the males fast asleep, waiting for visiting females to arrive. They're native bees,...
Male squash bee nestled inside a squash blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Male squash bee wide awake. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of tongue of male squash bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
They're up and at it long before the honey bees. Before dawn breaks, you'll see the tiny bees gathering nectar and pollen in squash, pumpkins and other cucurbits. They're squash bees (Peponapis pruinosa), sometimes called the plush bee. Unlike...
A squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)