Monday, July 16, 2012

Phacelia visitors

This inflorescence of Phacelia is blooming in front of the bee shelter, and today for the first time I took a close look at the Phacelia and saw bee visitors.  The first image shows an O. aglaia foraging on the right of the inflorescence.  The bee in the center of the second image is darker, thinner, and seems to have yellow pollen on the hind legs, so I'm guessing a small sweat bee, Halictus

Rosie says she has seen O. aglaia on the flowers near the shelter, but not on flowers a distance away.  She also is not sure if there are still berries in bloom.  If there are, they are probably blackberry, including Himalayan blackberry.  She says she will check.

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