The big bad wolf won't be blowing these bees' house down any time soon.
Unlike other species of excavating bees who build their homes in wood or soil, Anthophora pueblo carves a home out rock in the Utah desert, creating nests that can withstand the tests of time and elements. The species was discovered almost 40 years ago by a USDA entomologist named Frank Parker who found dozens of new species of insects in the region.
(Utah State University) Utah State University scientists describe uncommon xeric bees that expend great effort to carve their nests in sandstone.
A rare species of solitary bees found in the Middle East, Osima avoseta, constructs its nests from petals, creating chambers of pink, yellow, blue, and purple for its larvae. The colorful nests moist, secure chambers for the larvae ...
Bee populations have suffered in recent years, but one tenacious species thrives in a harsh environment: the deserts of the American Southwest. An entomologist from Utah State University (USU) found not only does this new bee specie...
A new species of bee gets its name from the Pueblo dwellings it sometimes inhabits.