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Giant Resin Bees

Megachile sculpturalis

Description:

Two bees mating. I suspect the larger female below is the queen.

Habitat:

Right on path of Eastern Parkway and Bedford, Crown Heights, Brooklyn!


No species ID suggestions

2 Comments

lori.tas
lori.tas 6 years ago

I'm fairly sure those are Giant resin bees (Megachile sculpturalis). They don't have the stocky build and fuzzy abdomen of bumble bees. They are an introduced pest in North America.
http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?searc...

Isabela
Isabela 6 years ago

C ool

New York City, New York, USA

Lat: 40.67, Long: -73.96

Spotted on Jul 29, 2010
Submitted on Jul 29, 2010

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