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Mason Bee

Osmia ribifloris


Dark metallic green, fine hairs, light clear wings, and about the same size as a honey bee. Osmia ribifloris, one of several species referred to as a blueberry bee, is a megachilid bee native to the coastal mountains of southern California. This solitary bee normally gathers pollen from manzanita, but will pollinate blueberries, and is sometimes used commercially for this purpose.


Warming on the new Green Dragontail leaf; Arisaema dracontium

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1 Comment

ve 7 years ago

Great photo! Thanks so much for the share!

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Denton, Texas, USA

Spotted on Mar 27, 2013
Submitted on Mar 30, 2013

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