Solitary bees and wasps, their brood and nest provisions and their frenemies.
Click on photos for a larger view. Nest provisions for bees include pollen or pollen and nectar; for wasps, stunned prey.
1. Above: A species of leafcutter bee (genus Megachile)
2. A species of carder bee (genus Anthidium)
12. A unidentified resin bee starts a nest (Megachile) at Dwelling: Paint Branch Creek
at The University of Maryland (2015, above).
13. Unexpected variety of solitary bees and wasps, side A, at the end of year 1 (Access Alliance cabinet, 2014).
14. Pugnacious leafcutter and unidentified leafcutter bee nest plus a resin-using bee nest, in Aug of year 1 of a new nest plank (Access Alliance cabinet, 2017). See the set of images with notes about more of this nest plank’s inhabitants.
15. Artist Sarah Peebles checks out the Tree Museum booth in the Fall (2011).
Lifecycle information is at Bee Biodiversity.