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? - Melissodes tepaneca

? - Melissodes tepaneca
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
December 31, 1969
Size: approx. 8 mm
7 pm in my yard. Any idea what these guys were up to?

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? - Melissodes tepaneca ? - Melissodes tepaneca

Moved from Long-horned Bees.

Moved from ID Request.

They look like they may be long-horned bees too. No idea about the behavior though.

Some bees hold on with their mandibles while they sleep.

Interesting, so they are using my twigs as a hotel?!
BTW I had no time yet to look into the "subject distance" issue (from the photography forum) but will do once I find more time. Many thanks!

EDIT: The bees still looked pretty active ...

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