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Gramat, France

I know bees collect pollen on their body and then put it into "leg bags" - corbiculae but I have never seen anything like this before, surely it must be pollen? Non of the other bees looked anything like this, just a few sprinkles on body and legs. Anyone like to comment?

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Minot, ND

This is a leaf-cutter bee in the family Megachilidae - they collect pollen on the hairs on the underside of their abdomen rather than on their legs...

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

Lightning bug honeybee!
Bees make honeycomb from glands on their abdomen- am not where I can find support pix, but could that bee what you are seeing?

Gramat, France

Thanks Flapdoodle for ID and explanation. Thanks also Kittriana for your response.

Rancho Santa Rita, TX(Zone 8a)

Great fotos, I hope you post them on Bug Files

http://davesgarden.com/guides/bf/b/Hymenoptera/Megachilidae/none/none/genus/0/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megachilidae

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

Yes! Plz post in bugfiles!

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