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post #1 of 3 Old 06-30-2019, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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The Hunt for the Elusive Green Bee

I first saw the Elusive Green bee last season on an edible pod plant in the West gŗrden. By the time I returned with my camera it was gone, never to be seen again last year.

I found it again on the same flower after lunch! But by the time I returned with my camera it was gone. I kept returning every little while. The black flies had a feast, and l got a few shots of other pollinators, but no green bee.

The day wore on. The sun was passing behind the tree line and I tried once more.. and there it was!
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post #2 of 3 Old 07-08-2019, 01:29 PM
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Re: The Hunt for the Elusive Green Bee

Pretty interesting! Never saw one and from Googling them, it appears they are mostly confined to Florida. Is that where you are?
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Maine .. it's a sweat bee, rare because it's a solitary soil nester.
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