Cuckoo Bee
Genus Nomada


tiny red bee
These tiny bees at Red Butte Garden in SLC, UT were digging around in an area that had other bees' nests.
Nomada bees, like this red (or orange?) one
are kleptoparasites (also cleptoparasites) of other bees.
You can read more about Nomada bees at
Honey Bee Suite.  © Carol Davis 5-12-2016

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