Bees - BarbaraRibble
P121SphecodesSp-RanunculiMbeWLindhDaisy677
Feb. 14, 2013  10:48 a.m.  P1210677
Another look at the little Sphecodes species bee on its Lindheimer Daisy.  Possibly ranunculi.  Seen at LBJ WC.  This is a Sphecodes species bee, not a Micralictoides ruficaudus.   Sitting on Lindheimer daisy at LBJ WC.  Parasitic on other halictids, the adult kills the host's egg.  Halictid.

P121SphecodesSp-RanunculiMbeWLindhDaisy677
Feb. 14, 2013 10:48 a.m. P1210677
Another look at the little Sphecodes species bee on its Lindheimer Daisy. Possibly ranunculi. Seen at LBJ WC. This is a Sphecodes species bee, not a Micralictoides ruficaudus. Sitting on Lindheimer daisy at LBJ WC. Parasitic on other halictids, the adult kills the host's egg. Halictid.