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Osmia lignaria, Orchard mason bee, on rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis  Geotagged,Osmia lignaria,Spring,United States,bee,mason bee Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Osmia lignaria, Orchard mason bee, on rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis

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  1. Awesome Erin that you took the step to upload your first photo. And its quite an awesome one, new species to the platform. Posted 2 years ago
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      1. Thank you for the compliments, and it is a compliment right back at you, because without people like you forming the community, the site would have no value :) Posted 2 years ago

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''Osmia lignaria'', commonly known as the orchard mason bee or blue orchard bee, is a megachilid bee that makes nests in reeds and natural holes, creating individual cells for its brood that are separated by mud dividers. Unlike carpenter bees, it cannot drill holes in wood. ''O. lignaria'' is a common species used for early spring fruit bloom in Canada and the United States, though a number of other ''Osmia'' species are cultured for use in pollination.

Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By erinmoore

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Uploaded Apr 28, 2018. Captured Apr 2, 2018 15:30 in 2831 Broadway, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA.
  • PENTAX K-7
  • f/2.7
  • -3.2363318
  • ISO1600
  • 1.129e-319mm