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Species Osmia ribifloris - Currant Mason Bee

Green bee #2 - Osmia ribifloris - female Small Bee on Willow Catkins - Osmia ribifloris Osmia ribifloris ribifloris - Osmia ribifloris - female Blueberry Bee - Osmia ribifloris - male Metallic green bee - Osmia ribifloris - male Osmia ribifloris - male Dark Metallic Green Bee - Osmia ribifloris - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
No Taxon (Anthophila (Apoidea) - Bees)
Family Megachilidae (Leafcutter, Mason, and Resin Bees, and allies)
Subfamily Megachilinae (Leafcutter, Resin, Mortar, Sharptail, Mason, and Woolcarder bees and relatives)
Tribe Osmiini (Mason bees and relatives)
Genus Osmia (Mason Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Osmia)
Species ribifloris (Currant Mason Bee)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
=biedermanni Michener 1936
Explanation of Names
Author: Cockerell 1900
Range
w. US east to AL in the south; n. Mexico (map)(1)
Food
The larvae feed on pollen of various flowers, blueberries in particular. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Remarks
It is considered a good pollinator of blueberries.
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