Photo by Melody

Cuckoo Bee (Melecta luctuosa)

Order: Hymenoptera (hy-men-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Apidae
Genus: Melecta
Species: luctuosa


1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

By philomel
Thumbnail #1 of Cuckoo Bee (Melecta luctuosa) by philomel

Member Notes:

Positive philomel On Aug 4, 2008, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenées
(Zone 8a) wrote:

I found this bee quite comical to watch, hovering at flowers with a loud buzz. It breeds as a cuckoo in the nests of Anthophora species.

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America