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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
Ancylandrena Koebeli
Andrena Balsamorhizae
Atoposmia Rufifemur
Atoposmia
Housefly Bee
Calliopsis Barri
Dianthidium
Eucera Lutziana
Eucera Primaveris
Galloping Hummer
Megachile (Female)
Megachile (Male)
Megandrena Mentzeliae (Female)
Megandrena Mentzeliae (Male)
M & M Bee
Melecta Alexanderi
Bug-Eyed Orange Bomber
Nomada
Nomada
Osmia Bruneri
Dazzling Blue Buzz
Osmia
Perdita Fallugiae
Hummble Bee
Perdita Idonea
Stelis Rozeni
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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