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BEES OF EL MESTENO RANCH

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BEE SPECIES

Glorious protoxaea
Glorious protoxaea

(Protoxaea gloriosa)

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Texas Mesoxaea
Texas Mesoxaea

(Mesoxaea texana)

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Compact Anthophorula
Compact Anthophorula

(Anthophorula compactula)

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Bancroft's Protoandrena
Bancroft's Protoandrena

(Protoandrena bancrofti)

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Worthy long-horned bee
Worthy long-horned bee

(Florilegus condignus)

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Mandibular cellophane bee
Mandibular cellophane bee

(Colletes mandibularis)

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Onobrychis leafcutter
Onobrychis leafcutter

(Megachile onobrychidis)

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Honey-tailed Agapostemon
Honey-tailed Agapostemon

(Agapostemon melliventris)

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Black-footed Svastra (dark morph)
Black-footed Svastra (dark morph)

Svastra atripes (dark morph)

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Greater Ashmeadiella
Greater Ashmeadiella

(Ashmeadiella maxima)

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Frisky Svastra
Frisky Svastra

(Svastra petulca)

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Globe mallow chimney bee
Globe mallow chimney bee

(Diadasia diminuta)

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California digger bee
California digger bee

(Anthophora californica)

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Golden augochlora
Golden augochlora

(Augochlora aurifera)

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Scopate perdita
Scopate perdita

(Perdita scopata)

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Honduras calliopsis
Honduras calliopsis

(Calliopsis hondurasica)

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

(Coelioxys slossoni arenicola)

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

(Tetraloniella wilmattae, aka Eucera wilmattae)

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Ochraceous chimney bee
Ochraceous chimney bee

(Diadasia ochracea)

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Diadasia rinconis chimney bee
Diadasia rinconis chimney bee

(Diadasia rinconis)

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Chichimeca leafcutter
Chichimeca leafcutter

(Megachile chichimeca)

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Ligated Furrow Bee
Ligated Furrow Bee

(Halictus ligatus)

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Lasioglossum (Dialictus) sp.
Lasioglossum (Dialictus) sp.

(Metallic sweat bee with red abdomen)

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Metallic green bee
Metallic green bee

(Augochloropsis metallica)

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Gilded augochlorella
Gilded augochlorella

(Augochlorella bracteata)

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Honey-footed Exomalopsis
Honey-footed Exomalopsis

(Exomalopsis mellipes)

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Littoral cactus wood-borer bee
Littoral cactus wood-borer bee

(Lithurgopsis littoralis)

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Hostile leafcutter
Hostile leafcutter

(Megachile inimica)

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Zaptlana leafcutter bee
Zaptlana leafcutter bee

(Megachile zaptlana)

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Tepanec long-horned bee
Tepanec long-horned bee

(Melissodes tepaneca)

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MESTENO  PLANT - BEE ASSOCIATIONS

Agapostemon melliventris (Honey-tailed Agapostemon).  Verbesina encelioides (cowpen daisy).

 

Anthophora californica (California digger bee.)    Salvia ballotiflora (shrubby blue salvia).

Anthophorula compactula (Compact Anthophorula).  Aloyisia gratissima (whitebush).

Apis mellifera (Honey bee).   Ebenopsis ebano (ebony tree), Opuntia engelmanni (Texas prickly pear), Zornia bracteata (bracted zornia).

Ashmeadiella maxima (Greater Ashmeadiella).   Aphanostephus skirrhobasis (coastal lazydaisy), Herissantia crispa (bladdermallow).

Augochlora aurifera (Golden augochlora).  Aloyisia gratissima (whitebush).  Sphaeralcea angustifolia var. angustifolia (pink narrowleaf globemallow).

Augochlorella bracteata (Gilded augochlorella).  Female.  Hidalgo Co.: El Mesteño Ranch.  2021: June 16, 9:40 a.m.  Sida ciliaris (bracted sida).

Augochloropsis metallica (Green metallic bee).  Salvia ballotiflora (shrubby blue salvia).

 

Calliopsis hondurasica (Honduras calliopsis).   Sida ciliaris (bracted sida).

Ceratina texana (Texas small carpenter bee). Sida spinosa (prickly mallow).

 

Coelioxys slossoni  (Slosson’s cuckoo leafcutter bee).    Aloyisia gratissima (whitebrush).

 

Colletes mandibularis (Mandibular cellophane bee).  Aphanostephus skirrhobasis (coastal lazydaisy).

 

Diadasia diminuta (Globe mallow chimney bee).    Cylindropuntia leptocaulis (Tasajillo or pencil cactus).

Diadasia ochracea (Ochraceous chimney bee).    Herissantia crispa (bladdermallow).

 

Diadasia rinconis (Rinconis chimney bee).  Cordia boissieri  (Texas wild olive), Hemocactus bicolor (twisted-rib cactus), Opuntinia engelmanni (Texas prickly pear).

Exomalopsis mellipes (Honey-footed Exomalopsis).    Acacia berlandieri (guajillo),  Aloyisia gratissima (whitebrush), Ebenopsis ebano (Ebony tree), Salvia ballotiflora (shrubby blue salvia).

Florilegus condignus (Worthy long-horned bee).   Salvia ballotiflora (shrubby blue salvia).

 

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

 

Lasioglossum (Dialictus) sp. (metallic sweat bee with gold abdomen).    Argemone sanguinea (red prickly poppy). Opuntia engelmanni (Texas prickly pear).

Lasioglossum (Dialictus) sp. (metallic sweat bee with red abdomen).   Aphanostephus skirrhobasis (coastal lazydaisy).

 

Lithurgopsis littoralis (Littoral cactus woodborer bee).   Opuntia engelmanni (Texas prickly pear).

Megachile chichimeca (Chichimeca leafcutter bee).   Salvia ballotiflora (shrubby blue salvia).

Megachile inimica (Hostile leafcutter bee).   Salvia ballotiflora (shrubby blue salvia).  Aphanostephus skirrhobasis (coastal lazydaisy).

 

Megachile onobrychidis (Onobrychis leafcutter).  Salvia ballotiflora (shrubby blue salvia).

 

Megachile zaptlana (Zaptlana leafcutter bee).  Herissantia crispa (bladdermallow).

Melissodes tepaneca (Tepanec leafcutter bee).   Herissantia crispa (bladdermallow), Zornia bracteata (bracted zornia).

 

Mesoxaea texana (Texas Mesoxaea).   Aloyisia gratissima (whitebrush), Salvia ballotiflora (shrubby blue salvia).

 

Nomia tetrazonata (Four-banded Nomia).  Colubrina texensis (hogplum).

Perdita scopata (Scopate Perdita).   Verbesina encelioides (cowpen daisy).

 

Protoandrena bandcrofti (Bancroft’s Protoandrena).    Sphaeralcea angustifolia var. angustifolia (pink narrowleaf globemallow).

 

Protoxaea gloriosa (Glorious Protoxea).    Aloyisia gratissima (whitebrush) , Salvia ballotiflora (shrubby-blue salvia)

 

Svastra petulca (Frisky Svastra).  Verbesina encelioides (cowpen daisy).

Svastra atripes (Black-footed Svastra, dark morph).  Salvia ballotiflora (shrubby blue salvia).

Tetralonella wilmatte / Eucera wilmatte (Wilmatte’s long-horned bee).    Thymophylla tenuiloba  (Tiny Tim), Verbesina encelioides (cowpen daisy).

 

Triepeolus rufoclypeus (Red-faced Triepeolus cuckoo bee).    Salvia ballotiflora (shrubby blue salvia).

Xylocopa micans (Southern carpenter bee).   Karwinskia humboldtiana  (coyotillo).

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PAULA SHARP is a photojournalist and writer.  She is currently at work on a book about native bees of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, to be published in 2022 by Texas A & M University Press.  For further information about Sharp-Eatman Nature Photography, visit this link.

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