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_____________________________________ Hymenoptera 27 Common Mourning Bees

 

 

 

COMMON MOURNING BEE Melecta albifrons (f)

 

 

COMMON MOURNING BEE Melecta albifrons (f)

 

 

COMMON MOURNING BEE Melecta albifrons (f)

 

 

COMMON MOURNING BEE Melecta albifrons (f)

 

 

COMMON MOURNING BEE Melecta albifrons (f)

 

         The Common Mourning Bee Melecta albifrons appears during the spring. The bee is a cleptoparasite of the Hairy-footed Flower Bee Anthophora plumipes, illustrations of which may be seen elsewhere on this web site.

 

 

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