Solitary Bee species in Ecuador. Solitary bees are not the same as social bees, as the females don’t rely on help to bring up the young.
Hairy footed Plumipes Bee
A Hairy Footed plumipes Bee. In Ecuador this hairy footed plumipes bee was so busy foraging on flowers and making a nest in old walls.
Garden Cosmos and SA Bumblebee Foraging. A sub family of a bumblebee called hairy footed plumipes bee out foraging on the cosmos flowers.
South American Bumblebee Nesting. In Ecuador these bees make there nests in old walls and bricks, called hairy footed plumipes bees.
Yellow Striped Tailed Bumblebee found in Ecuador. This Bee makes its nest in the holes in the wall. Obtains pollen from the cosmos flowers.
Bee Species In Ecuador, found in our home gardens. Amazing how many species are foraging on flowers and some small and larger.