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Augochlorini larvae - Augochlora pura - female

Augochlorini larvae - Augochlora pura - Female
Briar Bush Nature Center, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
July 22, 2007
Found another bee nest in the same log as the ones . This time the poor mother didn't leave right away so I had a chance to snap a couple of pictures of her.
This nest was under the bark that was loose and easy to rip. There was a lot of frass and debris that the bee used to build the cells. (Added:8/4/07)
The log where I found these nests:
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An abandoned nest found in winter, there are some remnants of pollen:

Southeastern PA

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Moved
Moved from Augochlorini.

Open chambers
Were these chambers actually that open or did you have to tear some wood off to get this view?

 
Under the bark
I tore a piece of bark and this is what I found as I said in the remarks under another image. I guess that I should have mentioned this again here. The last image shows the opposite side, the bark side.

Interesting
These halictidae bees have been capturing my attention of late. How wonderful for you to see first hand what "goes on behind closed doors." Great job capturing these images.

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