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Beewolf

Philanthus gibbosus

Description:

Spotted preying on a sweat bee (Halictus confusus). Adults feed on nectar, but provide their nests with bees at the time of egg laying. Sweat bees are favored by many species.

Habitat:

Spotted on Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ (Sedum telephium).


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2 Comments

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 2 years ago

One that can protect these defenseless bees!

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

now we need a Bee red Riding Hood.

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Lat: 42.96, Long: -85.67

Spotted on Aug 31, 2011
Submitted on Nov 8, 2011

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