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Long-horned Bee - male

Melissodes bimaculata


Males of this species are slightly smaller than females and have very long antennae and a yellow clypeus. They are often observed sleeping in large aggregations in flowers.


Eastern U.S. west to Colorado & New Mexico. Protected areas adequate for nesting & areas of flowers.

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Small Wonders
Small Wonders 8 years ago

Thanks Debbie!

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 8 years ago

I am amazed at how much detail you have managed to capture in this photo small wonders!!

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Northview, Michigan, USA

Spotted on Aug 20, 2012
Submitted on Mar 14, 2013

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