Bees - BarbaraRibble
P114MelissodesDiggerB878
Aug. 2, 2012  7:57 a.m.  P1140878
Here is a Melissodes species Digger bee sleeping on a Sacahuista stem. I thought it was bleeding, but bee blood is not even red.  It is pale amber.  Turns out the sun was hitting the red legs and there is drought damage on the Nolina texana stem.  (Or wear from sleeping bees?)

P114MelissodesDiggerB878
Aug. 2, 2012 7:57 a.m. P1140878
Here is a Melissodes species Digger bee sleeping on a Sacahuista stem. I thought it was bleeding, but bee blood is not even red. It is pale amber. Turns out the sun was hitting the red legs and there is drought damage on the Nolina texana stem. (Or wear from sleeping bees?)