PAGINA DE LAS ABEJAS DEL MESTENO

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El Guapo & el Glorioso, la Guapa & la Gloriosa

Mesoxaea texana

Size:  20 mm (male) 

Associated plants:

Whitebrush (Aloysia gratissima )

Plant family: Verbenaceae  

Shrubby blue salvia (Salvia ballotiflora)

Plant family: Lamanaceae 

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Mesoxaea texana

Size:  about 20 mm (female) 

Associated plant:

Shrubby blue sage (Salvia ballotiflora )

Female bee

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Face of female bee

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Close-up of face

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Close-up of profile of bee's face and thorax.

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Protoxaea gloriosa

Size:  about 20 mm (male)

May 17, 2021

Associated plants:

Whitebrush (Aloysia gratissima )

Plant family: Verbenaceae  

Shrubby blue salvia (Salvia ballotiflora)

Plant family: Lamanaceae 

 

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Dorsal view

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Protoxaea gloriosa

Size:  about 20 mm (female) 

Associated plant:

Shrubby blue sage
(Salvia ballotiflora )

Female bee

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Face of female bee

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Close-up of thorax and vertex

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