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An Uncommon Bee

Female leafcutting bee, Megachile gemula, on rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Sometimes you get lucky.While watching floral visitors foraging last week in our rock purslane (Calandrinia grandiflora), we noticed a tiny black bee, something we'd never seen before.Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of...

Female leafcutting bee, Megachile gemula, on rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Female leafcutting bee, Megachile gemula, on rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Female leafcutting bee, Megachile gemula, on rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Female leafcutting bee, Megachile gemula, exiting rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Female leafcutting bee, Megachile gemula, exiting rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Female leafcutting bee, Megachile gemula, exiting rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, May 21, 2012 at 10:28 PM
 
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