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Ever See a Leafcutter Bee Sunning Itself on a Milkweed Leaf?

Well, that's something you don't see every day: a leafcutter bee sunning itself on a milkweed leaf. The narrowleafed milkweed, Asclepias...

A  leafcutter bee, Megachile spp., rests on a leaf of milkweed, Asclepias fascicularis, in a Vacaville, Calif. garden. Both are natives. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A leafcutter bee, Megachile spp., rests on a leaf of milkweed, Asclepias fascicularis, in a Vacaville, Calif. garden. Both are natives. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A leafcutter bee, Megachile spp., rests on a leaf of milkweed, Asclepias fascicularis, in a Vacaville, Calif. garden. Both are natives. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The leaf is long and the leafcutter bee is short. Leafcutter bees are smaller than honey bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The leaf is long and the leafcutter bee is short. Leafcutter bees are smaller than honey bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The leaf is long and the leafcutter bee is short. Leafcutter bees are smaller than honey bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of the male leafcutter bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of the male leafcutter bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of the male leafcutter bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, August 5, 2022 at 3:57 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Economic Development, Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Where's Walda?

You've probably read the children's book, "Where's Waldo?" Waldo wanders around the world, gets lost in the crowd or scenery, and it's your job to...


"Walda" snares a bee, probably a leafcutter bee, in a patch of milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Walda" snares a bee, probably a leafcutter bee, in a patch of milkweed. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bad day for a bee, good day for a hungry praying mantis named Walda. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bad day for a bee, good day for a hungry praying mantis named Walda. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bad day for a bee, good day for a hungry praying mantis named Walda. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Walda, the praying mantis, finishes her meal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Walda, the praying mantis, finishes her meal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Walda, the praying mantis, finishes her meal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The meal is over for Walda, the praying mantis, and it's time to groom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The meal is over for Walda, the praying mantis, and it's time to groom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The meal is over for Walda, the praying mantis, and it's time to groom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 3:00 PM
Tags: bee (9), leafcutter bee (15), milkweed (48), praying mantis (124), Stagmomantis limbata (33), Walda (1), Waldo (1)
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

Day 5 of National Pollinator Week: The Leafcutter Bee

Day 5 of National Pollinator Week: Meet the leafcutter bee, family Megachilidae. It's a native pollinator, a solitary bee,  and about the...

A leafcutter bee (family Megachilidae) foraging on Verbena in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A leafcutter bee (family Megachilidae) foraging on Verbena in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A leafcutter bee (family Megachilidae) foraging on Verbena in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 5:11 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

The Most Incredible Image of a Leafcutter Bee

It's one of the most beautiful, incredible images of a leafcutter bee we've ever seen. Talented macro insect photographer Donna Sanders of Emerald,...

An amazing image of a leafcutter bee carrying a leaf segment back to her nest. This image, used with permission, is by Donna Sanders of Emerald, Queensland, Australia.
An amazing image of a leafcutter bee carrying a leaf segment back to her nest. This image, used with permission, is by Donna Sanders of Emerald, Queensland, Australia.

An amazing image of a leafcutter bee carrying a leaf segment back to her nest. This image, used with permission, is by Donna Sanders of Emerald, Queensland, Australia.

A male leafcutter bee, Megachile spp., on rock purslane, Calandrinia grandiflora, in Vacaville, Calif. The seventh annual International Pollinator Conference is set Wednesday, July 17 through Saturday, July 20 in the UC Davis Conference Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male leafcutter bee, Megachile spp., on rock purslane, Calandrinia grandiflora, in Vacaville, Calif. The seventh annual International Pollinator Conference is set Wednesday, July 17 through Saturday, July 20 in the UC Davis Conference Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male leafcutter bee, Megachile spp., on rock purslane, Calandrinia grandiflora, in Vacaville, Calif. The seventh annual International Pollinator Conference is set Wednesday, July 17 through Saturday, July 20 in the UC Davis Conference Center. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male leafcutter bee, Megachile spp., peers over a rock purslane petal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A male leafcutter bee, Megachile spp., peers over a rock purslane petal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A male leafcutter bee, Megachile spp., peers over a rock purslane petal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 4:45 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Innovation, Yard & Garden

International Exposure for Three UC Davis-Affiliated Photographers

Images by three UC Davis-affiliated photographers will be among those displayed at the international Insect Salon photography competition at the...

This winning image of a wasp mimic, Ceriana tridens, ovipositing in the fissures of a tree, will be showcased at the Entomological Society of America meeting in November in Vancouver,B.C. (Photo by Alexander Nguyen)
This winning image of a wasp mimic, Ceriana tridens, ovipositing in the fissures of a tree, will be showcased at the Entomological Society of America meeting in November in Vancouver,B.C. (Photo by Alexander Nguyen)

This winning image of a wasp mimic, Ceriana tridens, ovipositing in the fissures of a tree, will be showcased at the Entomological Society of America meeting in November in Vancouver,B.C. (Photo by Alexander Nguyen)

This winning image of a leafcutter bee, Megachile fidelis, showing the bee carrying a petal to her nest, won a spot in the international Insect Salon photo competition. (Photo by Allan Jones)
This winning image of a leafcutter bee, Megachile fidelis, showing the bee carrying a petal to her nest, won a spot in the international Insect Salon photo competition. (Photo by Allan Jones)

This winning image of a leafcutter bee, Megachile fidelis, showing the bee carrying a petal to her nest, won a spot in the international Insect Salon photo competition. (Photo by Allan Jones)

This winning image, accepted in the international Insect Salon photo competition, shows a  honey bee covered with pollen from mustard.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This winning image, accepted in the international Insect Salon photo competition, shows a honey bee covered with pollen from mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This winning image, accepted in the international Insect Salon photo competition, shows a honey bee covered with pollen from mustard. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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