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Squash Bee

Scientific Name: 
Preponapis pruinosa

These bees favor members of the Cucurbitaceae Family which include squash, pumpkin, and cucumber and are major pollinators of the flowers.  This species occurs throughout the United States and down into Mexico.  Photos by Laurel Woodley

Garden Location: 
Voluteer Garden
Preponapis pruinosa are deep inside the squash flower
Preponapis pruinosa bees gathering pollen
Viewing Months: 
Jun
Jul
Aug
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