Diadasia City Part I: Prelude

A female <em>Diadasia enavata</em> searches for her nest entrance among the weeds. (c) 2013 MRS All Rights Reserved.

A female Diadasia enavata searches for her nest entrance among the weeds. (c) 2013 MRS All Rights Reserved.

Over the next few weeks, I am excited to share a series of photos of my favorite animal. As the title of my blog might suggest, I am a fan of sunflower bees, particularly Diadasia enavata. I was shown a rare occurrence this past July: a nesting aggregation of female Diadasia. Like most bees, D. enavata make tireless, devoted, single-minded and at times ferocious mothers. I’d like to use the pictures of the nesting site to illustrate what a day in the life of these miniature beasts feels like.

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2 responses to “Diadasia City Part I: Prelude

  1. They are so small! Also they tend to merge with their surroundings. Is that another quality?

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