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A squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa. (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)
A squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, July 3, 2009 at 7:53 PM

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