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Bee

Description:

Amazing quantity of pollen carried by this bee in its legs. About 2.5 cm long (one inch). Family Anthophorida

Habitat:

Semidesert

2 Species ID Suggestions

Honey Bee
Apis Honey bee
gatorfellows
gatorfellows 11 years ago
Leaf-cutting and Resin Bee
Genus Megachile Genus Megachile - Leaf-cutting and Resin Bees - BugGuide.Net


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6 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 11 years ago

Gracias Juan por la ayuda en la identificación

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 11 years ago

Acá puedes ver un buen ejemplo de las abejas Megachilidas (Leaf cutting bees) http://www.robsplants.com/critters/beez....

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 11 years ago

Hola Luis. Esta no es una abeja Megachilidae (Leaf cutting bee). Esa familia se caracteriza por colectar polen en pelos abajo del abdomen, NO en las patas.
Esta parece una abeja Anthophorida

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 11 years ago

Thank you gatorfellows, for the ID and the very interesting link. It is really hard to tell which species it belongs.

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 11 years ago

This does not look like a regular honey bee to me, but I am no expert. The eye, whitish stripes and hairy legs make me think it is a Megachile sp. JuandiTrani has ID many pollinators for me. Try submitting to his Global Polinator Insect Watch http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/7740...

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 11 years ago

Thank you Team Brinez 2 for the ID and the link.

LuisStevens
Spotted by
LuisStevens

San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Spotted on Sep 23, 2012
Submitted on Sep 23, 2012

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