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Thanks Be to the Squash Bee

Squash bee inside pumpkin blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you’re having pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pancakes and pumpkin pie today (Thanksgiving), you can thank a squash bee. The photos posted below are genus Peponapis, common name "squash bee." They emerge in mid- to late summer, nest in the ground, and...

Squash bee inside pumpkin blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Squash bee inside pumpkin blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Squash bee inside pumpkin blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of the tiny squash bee, genus Peponapis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of the tiny squash bee, genus Peponapis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of the tiny squash bee, genus Peponapis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These are the work of a squash bee: from left, a large gourd, a small pumpkin and a large pumpkin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These are the work of a squash bee: from left, a large gourd, a small pumpkin and a large pumpkin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These are the work of a squash bee: from left, a large gourd, a small pumpkin and a large pumpkin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 7:12 AM
Tags: gourd (1), Peponapis (1), pumpkin (1), squash (2), squash bee (7)
 
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