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Posts Tagged: Mostly Natives Nursery

No Sweat Being Green

Male sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, on purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Beekeepers describe their honey bees as "my girls" or "my beautiful girls." It's a term of endearment. Now take the green metallic sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus.  If honey bees are beautiful (and they are) then these bees are...

Male sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, on purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Male sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, on purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Male sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, on a purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Note the metallic green head and thorax of a male sweat bee,  Agapostemon texanus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Note the metallic green head and thorax of a male sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Note the metallic green head and thorax of a male sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Spotted cucumber beetle (a pest) and male sweat bee,  Agapostemon texanus, sharing a purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Spotted cucumber beetle (a pest) and male sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, sharing a purple coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Spotted cucumber beetle (a pest) and male sweat bee, Agapostemon texanus, sharing a purle coneflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 9:46 PM

How Blue Can It Be?

Close-up of a bordered plant bug, family Largidae.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

How blue can it be? We spotted a metallic blue bug, one of nature's most amazing colors, last Sunday. It was in the Mostly Natives Nursery in Tomales, a Marin County site frequented by many University of California entomologists and staff as they work...

Close-up of a bordered plant bug, family Largidae.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a bordered plant bug, family Largidae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a bordered plant bug, family Largidae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bordered plant bug, family Largidae, crawling on a Euphorbia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bordered plant bug, family Largidae, crawling on a Euphorbia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bordered plant bug, Largidae, crawling on a Euphorbia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, August 6, 2012 at 9:53 PM
 
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