Wool Carder Bee Series 2-1 by dalantech on DeviantArt

Wool Carder Bee Series by dalantech on DeviantArt

Wool Carder Bee in Basil I by dalantech

Wool Carder Bee in Basil I by dalantech

Wool Carder Bee Portrait II

Tech Specs: Canon ISO + a Canon MP-E macro lens (about + a diffused This is a single, uncropped, frame taken han.

Wool carder bee - Anthidium manicatum - These bees, originally native of Europe were accidentally introduced into the United States in 1963. It is a bee, aggressive against males of its own species, which prefers blue flowers with long throats. Here it's feeding on my blue lobelia. These bees are leaf-cutters that use segments of leaves or flower petals (including those from my eastern redbud tree and rose bush!) to line their nests.

Wool carder bee - Anthidium manicatum - These bees, originally native of Europe were accidentally introduced into the United States in 1963. It is a bee, aggressive against males of its own species, which prefers blue flowers with long throats. Here it's feeding on my blue lobelia. These bees are leaf-cutters that use segments of leaves or flower petals (including those from my eastern redbud tree and rose bush!) to line their nests.

European Wool Carder Bee V by John Kimbler on 500px

European Wool Carder Bee V Photo by John Kimbler — National Geographic Your Shot

Wool Carder Bee (Anthidium manicatum)

Wool Carder Bee (Anthidium manicatum)

European wool carder bee is strikingly beautiful. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

European wool carder bee is strikingly beautiful. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Wool Carder Bee [5472x3648] [OC]

Wool Carder Bee [5472x3648] [OC]

Wool Carder Bee [5472x3648] [OC]

Sleep Walking VIII Photo by John Kimbler — National Geographic Your Shot

Wool Carder Bee [5472x3648] [OC]

Sleep Walking XII Photo by John Kimbler — National Geographic Your Shot

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