08 Aug '11, 2pm

Two New Bee Species Discovered

Two New Bee Species Discovered

In a survey of bee species conducted in Oklahoma on protected land called Four Canyon Preserve, two new bee species were discovered. They appear to be endemic to the southern Great Plains. Both are specialists collecting pollen from a narrow range of plants. One focuses on legumes and the other on Gaillardia (Asteraceae). One is a species of Hesperapis, or Clarkia bee, and other is an Anthidium, a genus that includes mud or potter bees which make their nests out of various materials such as mud and resin. Most anthidiums are leaf cutters. They are fairly large bees. Clarkia bees are found also in Arizona, New Mexico and California. They live in meadows and fields. Sometimes they are found in gardens with the plants they pollinate. Bees and plants have evolved together, meaning some plants require bees to pollinate them, and bees required the pollen and nectar to survive. F...

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