NATIVE BEES
OF FALCON STATE PARK

Texas Mesoxaea (Mesoxaea texana)

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Texas Mesoxaea
Texas Mesoxaea

(Mesoxaea texana)

Glorious protoxaea
Glorious protoxaea

(Protoxaea gloriosa)

Andrena mining bee (unnamed species)
Andrena mining bee (unnamed species)

Andrena (Opandrena) sp

Fasciatella long-horned bee
Fasciatella long-horned bee

(Eucera fasciatella)

Worthy long-horned bee
Worthy long-horned bee

(Florilegus condignus)

Honey-tailed Agapostemon
Honey-tailed Agapostemon

(Agapostemon melliventris)

California digger bee
California digger bee

(Anthophora californica)

Texas Protoandrena
Texas Protoandrena

(Protoandrena texana)

Compact anthophorula
Compact anthophorula

(Anthophorula compactula)

Morning glory chimney bee
Morning glory chimney bee

(Melitoma taurea)

Baker's Diieunomia
Baker's Diieunomia

(Dieunomia nevadensis bakeri)

Frisky Svastra
Frisky Svastra

(Svastra petulca)

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

(Eucera wilmatte)

Littoral cactus woodborer bee
Littoral cactus woodborer bee

(Lithurgopsis littoralis)

Solanum Exomalopsis
Solanum Exomalopsis

(Exomalopsis solani)

Birkmann's Exomalopsis
Birkmann's Exomalopsis

(Exomalopsis birkmanni)

Honey-footed Exomalopsis
Honey-footed Exomalopsis

(Exomalopsis mellipes)

Flat-headed perdita mining bee
Flat-headed perdita mining bee

(Perdita foveata brachycephala)

Variegated heriades resin bee
Variegated heriades resin bee

(Heriades variolosa)

Rinconis chimney bee (male)
Rinconis chimney bee (male)

(Diadasia rinconis)

Ochraceous chimney bee
Ochraceous chimney bee

(Diadasia ochracea)

Sida leafcutter bee
Sida leafcutter bee

(Megachile sidalcea)

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

(Coelioxys slossoni arenicola)

Petulant leafcutter bee
Petulant leafcutter bee

(Megachile petulans)

Texas cuckoo leafcutter bee
Texas cuckoo leafcutter bee

(Coelioxys texana)

Prosopodis resin bee
Prosopodis resin bee

(Megachile prosopodis)

Ligated Furrow Bee
Ligated Furrow Bee

(Halictus ligatus)

Tepaneca long-horned bee
Tepaneca long-horned bee

(Melissodes tepaneca)

Red-faced Triepeolus cuckoo bee
Red-faced Triepeolus cuckoo bee

(Triepeolus rufoclypeus)

Black-footed oil-digger bee
Black-footed oil-digger bee

(Centris atripes)

FALCON STATE PARK
PLANT - BEE ASSOCIATIONS

Agapostemon melliventris (Honey-tailed Agapostemon).   Leucophyllum frutescens (cenizo).

Andrena (Opandrena) sp.  (Unnamed mining bee).  Leucophyllum frutescens (cenizo).

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

 

Anthophorula compactula (Compact anthophorula).  Thymophylla pentachaeta (Tiny Tim), Melampodium cinereum (hoary black-foot daisy)

Apis mellifera (Western honey bee).  Leucophyllum frutescens (cenizo).

Centris atripes  (Black-footed oil-digger bee).  Salvia ballotiflora (shrubby blue salvia).

Ceratina texana (Texas small carpenter bee).  Melampodium cinereum (hoary black-foot daisy).

Coelioxys slossoni (Slosson’s cuckoo leafcutter bee).  Wedelia acapulcensis var. hispida (hairy wedelia).

Coelioxys texana (Texas cuckoo leafcutter bee).  Wedelia acapulcensis var. hispida (hairy wedelia).

Diadasia ochracea  (Ochraceous chimney bee).   Palafoxia texana (Texas palafox).

Diadasia rinconis (Rinconis chimney bee).   Opuntia engelmanni (Texas prickly pear), Tecoma  stans (Esperanza).

Dieunomia nevadenis bakeri  (Baker's Dieunomia).   Melampodium cinereum (hoary black-foot daisy).

Eucera fasciatella (Fasciatella long-horned bee.  Salvia ballotiflora (shrubby blue salvia).

Exomalopsis birkmanni (Birkmann’s Exomalopsis).  Leucophyllum frutescens (cenizo),  Salvia ballotiflora (shrubby blue salvia), Verbesina microptera (frostweed).

Exomalopsis mellipes (Honey-footed Exomalopsis).   Aloysia macrostachya (sweet stem), Melampodium cinereum (hoary black-foot daisy), Verbesina microptera (frostweed).

Exomalopsis solani (Solanum Exomalopsis).  Aloysia macrostachya (sweet stem).

Florilegus condignus (Worthy long-horned bee).  Aloysia macrostachya (sweet stem), Salvia ballotiflora (shrubby blue salvia), Wedelia acapulcensis var. hispida (hairy wedelia).

Halictus ligatus (Ligated furrow bee).  Palafoxia texana (Texas palafox),  Melampodium cinereum (hoary black-foot daisy), Palafoxia texana (Texas palafox), Verbesina microptera (frostweed), Viguiera stenoloba (resinbush), Wedelia acapulcensis var. hispida (hairy wedelia).

Heriades variolosa (Variegated Heriades resin bee).  Wedelia acapulcensis var. hispida (hairy wedelia).

Lithurgopsis littoralis.  Opuntia engelmannii (Texas prickly pear).

 Megachile sidalcea (Sida leafcutter bee).   Palafoxia texana (Texas palafox).

Megachile petulans (Petulant leafcutter bee). Salvia ballotiflora (shrubby blue salvia).

Megachile propsopodis  (Propsopodis resin bee).  Salvia ballotiflora (shrubby blue salvia).

 Melissodes tepaneca (Tepanec long-horned bee).   Wedelia acapulcensis var. hispida (hairy wedelia).

Melitoma segmentaria (segmented chimnney bee).   Tecoma stans (esperanza).

Mesoxaea texana (Texan Mesoxaea).  Salvia ballotiflora (shrubby blue salvia).

Nomada vierecki  (Vierecki's nomad bee).  Flying near ground under edge of Leucophyllum frutescens (cenizo).

Perdita foveata brachycephala (Flat-headed perdita mining bee).  Melampodium cinereum (hoary black-foot daisy), Nama hispidum (bristly Nama).

Protoxaea gloriosa (Glorious Protoxaea).  Salvia ballotiflora (shrubby blue salvia).

Protoandrena texana (Texas Protoandrena).  Aloysia macrostachya (sweet stem),  Palafoxia texana (Texas palafox),

Wedelia acapulcensis var. hispida (hairy wedelia). 

Svastra petulca (Frisky Svastra).  Palafoxia texana (Texas palafox).

Tetraloniella wilmatte (Wilmatte's Tetraloniella).  Melampodium cinereum (hoary black-foot daisy), Palafoxia texana (Texas palafox), Viguiera stenoloba (resinbush), Wedelia acapulcensis var. hispida (hairy wedelia).

Triepeolus rufoclypeus (Red-faced Triepeolus cuckoo bee).  Viguiera stenoloba (resinbush).

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