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 Blue orchard bee (Osmia lignaria)




Blue orchard bee | Osmia lignaria photo
Osmia lignaria (dead female posed on flower)

Photograph by Scott Bauer. License: Public Domain.  (view image details)

Blue orchard bee | Osmia lignaria photo
Photograph of what is believed to be a Blue Orchard Bee, taken in New Mexico, USA

Photograph by Robert Engelhardt. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

BLUE ORCHARD BEE FACTS

Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Hymenoptera
Family:Megachilidae
Genus:Osmia
Species:lignaria
Common Name:Blue orchard bee


Relatives in same Genus
  Leafcutting bee (O. ribifloris)