NATIVE BEES
OF CAMPOS VIEJOS RANCH

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Rinconis chimney bee
Rinconis chimney bee

(Diadasia rinconis)

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Compact Anthophorula
Compact Anthophorula

(Anthophorula compactula)

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Little prickly-pear long-horned bee
Little prickly-pear long-horned bee

(Melissodes opuntiellus)

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Texas Mesoxaea
Texas Mesoxaea

(Mesoxaea texana)

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Texas Mesoxaea
Texas Mesoxaea

(Mesoxaea texana)

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Tyler's Agapostemon
Tyler's Agapostemon

(Agapostemon tyleri) (male)

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Tyler's Agapostemon
Tyler's Agapostemon

(Agapostemon tyleri) (female)

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Worthy long-horned bee
Worthy long-horned bee

(Florilegus condignus)

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Worthy long-horned bee
Worthy long-horned bee

(Florilegus condignus)

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Black-footed Svastra
Black-footed Svastra

(Svastra atripes)

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Black-footed Svastra
Black-footed Svastra

(Svastra atripes)

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Aztec sweat bee
Aztec sweat bee

(Augochlora azteca)

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Aztec sweat bee
Aztec sweat bee

(Augochlora azteca)

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Ultra-white long-horned bee
Ultra-white long-horned bee

(Eucera paeanalbata)

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Ultra-white long-horned bee
Ultra-white long-horned bee

(Eucera paeanalbata)

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Crooked-legged bee
Crooked-legged bee

(Ancyloscelis apiformis)

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Crooked-legged bee
Crooked-legged bee

(Ancyloscelis apiformis)

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Sunflower chimney bee
Sunflower chimney bee

Diadasia enavata

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Frisky Svastra
Frisky Svastra

(Svastra petulca)

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Texas cuckoo leafcutter bee
Texas cuckoo leafcutter bee

(Coelioxys texana)

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Slosson's cuckoo leafcutter bee
Slosson's cuckoo leafcutter bee

(Coelioxys slossoni)

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Wilmatte's long-horned bee
Wilmatte's long-horned bee

(Eucera wilmatte)

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Sida leafcutter bee
Sida leafcutter bee

(Megachile sidalcea)

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Petulant leafcutter bee
Petulant leafcutter bee

(Megachile petulans)

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Barrel cactus Svastra
Barrel cactus Svastra

(Svastra duplocincta)

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Barrel cactus Svastra
Barrel cactus Svastra

(Svastra duplocincta)

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Barrel cactus Svastra
Barrel cactus Svastra

(Svastra duplocincta)

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Honey-tailed Agapostemon
Honey-tailed Agapostemon

(Agapostemon melliventris)

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Discordant Dianthidium
Discordant Dianthidium

(Dianthidium discors)

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Discordant Dianthidium
Discordant Dianthidium

(Dianthidium discors)

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CAMPOS VIEJOS RANCH
PLANT - BEE ASSOCIATIONS

June 2021

Agapostemon melliventris (Honey-tailed Agapostemon).  Cordia boissieri (Mexican wild olive), Ruellia nudiflora (wild petunia).

 

Agapostemon tyleri (Tyler’s Agapostemon).  Cordia boissieri (Mexican wild olive), Leucophyllum frutescens (cenizo), Ferocactus wislizeni (fishhook barrel cactus).

 

Ancyloscelis apiformis (Crooked-leg bee).   Tecoma stans (Esperanza)

Anthophora californica (California digger bee).   Ruellia nudiflora (wild petunia).

 

Anthophorula compactula (Compact Anthophorula).  Opuntia sp. (prickly pear cactus)

 

Apis mellifera (Western Honey bee).  Agave Americana  (century plant), Cordia boissieri (Texas olive), Phyla nodiflora (frogfruit).

 

Augochlora aurifera (Golden-green Augochlora).   Verbesina encelioides (Cowpen daisy).

Augochlora azteca (Aztec sweat bee).  Opuntia sp. (prickly pear cactus).

Augochloroposis metallica (Green metallic bee).   Solanum rostratum (buffalobur nightshade).

 

Centris atripes (Black-footed digger bee).  Male.   Proboscidea louisianica (Purple-flower devil’s claw).

 

Ceratina texana (Texas small carpenter bee).  Opuntia sp. (prickly pear cactus)

 

Coelioxys slossoni (Slosson's cuckoo leafcutter bee).  Phyla nodiflora (frogfruit).

Colletes mandibularis (Mandibular cellophane bee).   Verbesina  encelioides (cowpen daisy).

 

Coelioxys texana (Texas cuckoo leafcutter bee) .  Florestina tripteris  (Sticky Florestina).

Diadasia enavata  (Sunflower chimney bee) . Verbesina encelioides (Cowpen daisy).

 

Diadasia ochracea (Ochraceous chimney bee).  Phyla nodiflora (Frogfruit)

Diadasia rinconis (Rinconis chimney bee).  Astrophytum asterias (star cactus), Ferocactus wislizeni (fishhook barrel cactus), Opuntia sp. (prickly pear cactus), Tecoma stans (esperanza).

Diadasia tropicalis (Tropical chimney bee).   Abutilon abutiloides (bushy Abutilon). 

 

Dianthidium discors (Discordant Dianthididum).  Ferocactus wislizeni (fishhook barrel cactus).

Eucera paeanalbata (Ultra-white longhorned bee).  Rabatida columnifera (Mexican hat), Verbesina enceliodies (cowpen daisy)

Eucera wilmatte (Wilmatte's longhorned bee).  Verbesina encelioides (Cowpen daisy).

 

Exomalopsis birkmanni (Birkmann's Exomalopsis).   Bumelia celastrina (Coma shrub), Condalia hookeri (Brasil tree),  Solanum rostratum (buffalobur nightshade).

Exomalopsis mellipes (Honey-footed Exomalopsis). Clematis drummondii (old man’s beard), Solanum rostratum (buffalobur nightshade).

Exomalopsis solani  (Solanum Exomalopsis).  Solanum rostratum (buffalobur nightshade).

 

Florilegus condignus (Worthy long-horned bee).  Cordia boissieri (Mexican wild olive), Eysenhardtia texana (Texas kidneywood), Rabatida columnifera (Mexican hat),  Ruellia nudiflora (wild petunia).

 

Halictus ligatus (Ligated furrow bee).  Verbesina encelioides (cowpen daisy).

 

Lasioglossum (Dialictus)  (Metallic sweat bee). Ferocactus wislizeni (fishhook barrel cactus).

Megachile petulans (Petulant leafcutter).   Verbesina encelioides (cowpen daisy),  Viguiera stenoloba (resinbush). 

 

Megachile sidalceae (Sida leafcutter bee). Eysenhardtia texana (Texas kidneywood).

Megachile zaptlana (Zaptlana leafcutter bee)Rabatida columnifera (Mexican hat).

 

Melissodes opuntiellus (Little prickly pear long-horned bee).  Abutilon abutiloides (bushy Abutilon), Florestina tripteris (Sticky Florestina), Opuntia sp. (prickly pear cactus),  . 

 

Melissodes tepaneca (Tepaneca long-horned bee).  Verbesina encelioides (cowpen daisy).

 

Mesoxaea texana (Texas Mesoxaea).   Clematis drummondii (old man’s beard).

 

Nomia tetrazonata (Four-banded Nomia bee).  Bumelia celastrina (Coma shrub), Condalia hookeri (Brasil tree),  Ziziphus obtusifolia (lotebush).

 

Perdita foveata brachycephala (Flat-faced Perdita mining bee).  Leucophyllum frutescens (cenizo).

 

Perdita scopata (Scopate Perdita mining bee).   Rabatida columnifera (Mexican hat).

Svastra atripes (Black-footed Svastra).  Verbena enceloides (Cowpen daisy). 

Svastra duplocincta (Barrel cactus Svastra). Ferocactus wislizeni (fishhook barrel cactus).

 

Svastra petulca (Frisky Svastra).  Clematis drummondii (old man’s beard), Eysenhardtia texana (Texas kidneywood), Rabatida columnifera (Mexican hat).

 

Svastra sabinensis (Sabine’s Svastra).  Verbesina encelioides (cowpen daisy).

 

Triepeolus rufoclypeus (Red-faced Triepeolus cuckoo bee).   Phyla nodiflora (frogfruit), Verbesina encelioides (cowpen daisy).

 

Xylocopa micans (Southern carpenter bee).  Cordia boissieri (Mexican wild olive).

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