leafcutting bee, Osmia ribifloris  (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) - 1321083

leafcutting bee
Osmia ribifloris Cockerell, 1900

Descriptor: Adult(s)
Description: This bee, Osmia ribifloris (on a barberry flower), is an effective pollinator of commercial blueberries and is one of several relatives of the blue orchard bee, Osmia lignaria. Similar in appearance, the blue orchard bee is also a successful commercial pollinator that is now being evaluated for use in a wider range of crops.
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Image location: United States

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Name: Jack Dykinga
Organization: USDA Agricultural Research Service
Country: United States

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Image Number: 1321083

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Image uploaded on Tuesday, March 04, 2003
Image Information last updated on Wednesday, December 20, 2006