Resin Bee and Pebble Nest  (five photos)
Genus Dianthidium


resin bee
Dianthidium "Resin Bee" on Antelope Island, Davis
County, Utah  Carol Davis 7-1-2018


resin bee pebble nest
I have found quite a few of these pebble nests since I found
 my first one in 2008
and now know where to look for
them; but, this is the first one from which the bees had
actually emerged. Cool. Carol Davis 9-27-
15 Antelope Island

resin bee
Resin Bee on Antelope Island. Carol Davis, 7-17-2008

resin bee
Resin Bees make little nests composed of pebbles
that are glued together.  I found the one
below, quite by accident, while photographing this
 little jumping spider. Carol Davis 7-23-2009

bee cairn
These last two pictures were taken on Antelope Island.  I had to
over-sharpen the photo to bring the cairn into focus.
Carol Davis, 7-17-2008

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