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Re: [OM] Coneflower bee

Subject: Re: [OM] Coneflower bee
From: DZDub <jdubikins@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2022 11:40:35 -0500
On Tue, Jul 12, 2022 at 10:44 AM Dean Hansen via olympus <
olympus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Joel posted a photo of what I'm taking as a leaf-cutter bee, family
> Megachilidae.  These bees pack their pollen on the underside of their
> abdomen, in sharp contrast to more familiar bees, who pack pollen as
> "baskets" on their hind legs.  One can see the edge of this mass of
> collected pollen as a yellow stripe on the right margin of the bee's
> abdomen.  See:  <
> https://www.planetbee.org/planet-bee-blog//native-bee-series-leafcutting-bees
> >.
> Unofficial OM List entomologist Dean

Thanks Dean.  Nice to hear from you!  I appreciate the identification.

Joel W.
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