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Is this common behaviour for a wasp (or bee)?

 
Don ­ Komarechka
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Jul 03, 2010 21:38 |  #1

So I was out the other day hunting for bugs and I came across this little guy:

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It looks like it is gripping the dead plant with its mouth strongly, and none of its legs are attached. Is this normal behaviour, ie sleeping? I haven't seen this before and I am wondering if anyone else out there knows what this little guy (or gal) was up to.

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Jul 04, 2010 00:07 |  #2

Lovely captures. Yes it does seem common for some species of bee to roost overnight like this. I think it's normally the males of some solitary bees that do this.
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Jul 04, 2010 07:31 |  #3

Thanks Brian! For a solitary bee this would make more sense. Strong jaws on that little one!


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Jul 04, 2010 07:40 |  #4

Nice shots...not found a sleeping bee for ages.


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Jul 04, 2010 08:00 |  #5

Thanks Kurt, I found another one sleeping in a Daisy the same day. I've been trying to ID this bee and I have been having a hard time of it. As far as I can tell, based on its eyes and the type of hair it has I'd say it is a Nomad Bee of some type, but I can't narrow it down any further.


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Jul 05, 2010 01:02 |  #6

nice shots. its eye looks very interesting


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