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Name the Native Bees

There are about 3,500 species of bees in North America and more than 20,000 species of bees in the world. The average length of the bee species in millimeters (mm) is 5 mm or under ¼- inch. The bees pictured below are some of the Native Bees found in Utah. Note that scientists have given them scientific (Latin) names so that other bee scientists in the world will know the bee they are talking about...science speak! But let’s say you and your friends want to talk about the bees you have been seeing in your yard? It might be easier to remember a "common" name.


Give the native bees a common name by clicking on the bee pictures below. You may submit a name even if the bee already has a common name posted. New common names will be randomly selected and posted each week. Check back often, maybe your bee name will be the selected for all to see.


Agapostemon Angelicus
Long Nose Blue
Ancylandrena Koebeli
Fuzz Ball
Andrena Balsamorhizae
Fuzzy Dragon
Atoposmia Rufifemur
Lava Bee
Atoposmia
Striper
Calliopsis Barri
Hornet Bee
Dianthidium
Eucera Lutziana
Eucera Primaveris
Fuzzy Bundy
Megachile (Female)
Megachile (Male)
Megandrena Mentzeliae (Female)
Megandrena Mentzeliae (Male)
Silver Striker Bee
Melecta Alexanderi
Juan Cena
Nomada
Nomada
Striker
Osmia Bruneri
Filbert
Osmia
Sapphire Hornet
Perdita Fallugiae
Beez Nuts
Perdita Idonea
Yellow Fuzz
Stelis Rozeni
Spider Bee
Bees that have a common name
Blue Orchard Bee
Blue Orchard Bee
Bumblebee
Bumblebee
Carder Bee
Carder Bee
Carder Bee
Carder Bee
Carpenter Bee
Carpenter Bee
 

 

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