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North American Insects - Bees



Miner Bee
(Anthophora abrupta)
Miner Bee
The Miner Bee (Anthophora abrupta) is similar in shape to the Bumble Bee. The head, legs and abdomen are black and the thorax is covered in thick pale yellow hairs. The wings are transparent or semi-transparent with dark veins. They are solitary... Read more >
Miner Bee
(Anthophora ursina)
Miner Bee
Anthophora ursina is a solitary bee that is similar in shape to the Bumble Bee. The head and thorax have whitish hairs and the abdomen is black with pale narrow bands.. The wings are transparent or semi-transparent with dark veins. Read more >
Western honey bee
(Apis mellifera)
Western honey bee
The Western honey bee is a well known insect around the world. It is a hairy bee, yellowish brown in color with darker bands on the abdomen. Honey bees are social insects and form large colonies. Bees produce honey from plant nectar that they... Read more >
Africanized honey bee
(Apis mellifera scutellata)
Africanized honey bee
The Africanized honey bee, also known as Killer Bee, is a hybrid of the African honey bee (Apis mellifera scutellata). These bees are similar in appearance to the Western honey bee but have different behaviour, and have a greater tendency to swarm... Read more >
Southeastern blueberry bee
(Habropoda laboriosa)
Southeastern blueberry bee
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Long Horned Bee
(Melissodes bimaculata)
Long Horned Bee
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Mallow bee
(Melitoma taurea)
Mallow bee
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Eastern Carpenter bee
(Xylocopa virginica)
Eastern Carpenter bee
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Green Sweat Bee
(Agapostemon texanus)
Green Sweat Bee
The Green Sweat Bee (Agapostemon texanus) is a North American bee with a shiny green head and abdomen, however there is considerable variation in color and number of forms are classed as sub-species. Females have a metallic green or blue-green... Read more >
Sweat bee
(Agapostemon virescens)
Sweat bee
The Sweat Bee (Agapostemon virescens) is a North American bee with metallic green head and abdomen. Females have a black abdomen with pale whitish bands, but sometimes the abdomen is all black. Males have a dark abdomen with bright yellow bands. Read more >
Giant resin bee
(Megachile sculpturalis)
Giant resin bee
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Blue orchard bee
(Osmia lignaria)
Blue orchard bee
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Leafcutting bee
(Osmia ribifloris)
Leafcutting bee
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