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davefrance
Gramat
France

July 15, 2014
6:34 AM

Post #9894126

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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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

July 15, 2014
6:43 AM

Post #9894141

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...

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 15, 2014
6:43 AM

Post #9894142

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?
davefrance
Gramat
France

July 15, 2014
7:02 AM

Post #9894151

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

BajaBlue

BajaBlue
Rancho Santa Rita, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 15, 2014
7:34 AM

Post #9894165

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

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

July 15, 2014
9:35 AM

Post #9894275

Yes! Plz post in bugfiles!

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