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Cuckoo Bee (Melecta luctuosa)

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

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By philomel
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Positive philomel On Aug 4, 2008, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenées
France
(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.


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