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These bees build tube-like tunnels above the ground.
Very cool pam! Definitely related to my spotting. Must be a different species that builds the lip on the top.
thanks Heema and ChristieEdmonds for your comments. Sorry I missed them earlier.
thanks drP and ceherzog for your interest...
thanks J, Lauren, Argy Bee, KarinL & Jolly for your comments...
That is so interesting!
@LaurenZarate, I guess the monsoons are heavy, not sure if that is the reason they make them so tall... It felt sort of crispy, firm and rough. Not sure how far it went down under the earth, but there must have been some sort of nest there.
That is so cool!
Very nice pamsai
What fascinating constructions. Great spotting Pam. Please replace 'flies' with 'bees' :-)
What remarkable structures and very tall too! Are there heavy rains there for which they are making protectively tall entrance tubes? Is it fragile? Is it waxy? What are they making it out of?
thanks forestdragon and auntnance123 for the ID
I think you've found it with the stingless bee: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/684...
Wow! I want to say that those are some type of bee, possibly Tribe Meliponini. Fascinating structure!I found these. http://stock-clip.com/video-footage/meli...http://brianmarv.wordpress.com/2013/01/1...Hope this helps!
Spotted on Mar 7, 2013 Submitted on Mar 14, 2013
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