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The Glory of the Bindweed Turret Bees

If you've ever seen the nests of the bindweed turret bees, Diadasia bituberculata, and if you've ever tried to photograph these fast-flying...

A bindweed turret bee, Diadasia bituberculata, foraging for pollen on bindweed, aka morning glory. (Photo by Rachel Vannette)
A bindweed turret bee, Diadasia bituberculata, foraging for pollen on bindweed, aka morning glory. (Photo by Rachel Vannette)

A bindweed turret bee, Diadasia bituberculata, foraging for pollen on bindweed, aka morning glory. (Photo by Rachel Vannette)

A close-up of a bindweed turret bee, Diadasia bituberculata (Photo by Rachel Vannette)
A close-up of a bindweed turret bee, Diadasia bituberculata (Photo by Rachel Vannette)

A close-up of a bindweed turret bee, Diadasia bituberculata (Photo by Rachel Vannette)

UC Davis community ecologist Rachel Vannette at work. She is an associate professor, Chancellor's Fellow and vice chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology.
UC Davis community ecologist Rachel Vannette at work. She is an associate professor, Chancellor's Fellow and vice chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology.

UC Davis community ecologist Rachel Vannette at work. She is an associate professor, Chancellor's Fellow and vice chair of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology.

A close-up of a turret formed by a bindweed turret bee. (Photo by Rachel Vannette)
A close-up of a turret formed by a bindweed turret bee. (Photo by Rachel Vannette)

A close-up of a turret formed by a bindweed turret bee. (Photo by Rachel Vannette)

Posted on Friday, August 11, 2023 at 4:39 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Davis Botanical Society Grant Winners: 'How I Spent My Field Season'

You've heard of New York Times' best-selling author, Mark Teague, and his book, "How I Spent My Summer Vacation" (Dragonfly Books),...

Doctoral student Shawn Christensen will present
Doctoral student Shawn Christensen will present "Nectar Microbes Induce Pollen Germination to Access Scarce Nutrients" at the Davis Botanical Society meeting on Nov. 19. (Photo by Shawn Christensen)

Doctoral student Shawn Christensen will present "Nectar Microbes Induce Pollen Germination to Access Scarce Nutrients" at the Davis Botanical Society meeting on Nov. 19. (Photo by Shawn Christensen)

Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 2:47 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

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