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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
Cyan Bee
Ancylandrena Koebeli
Buff Bee
Andrena Balsamorhizae
Bulldog Bee
Atoposmia Rufifemur
Jala Bee
Atoposmia
Calliopsis Barri
Dianthidium
Eucera Lutziana
Striped Fuzz
Eucera Primaveris
Megachile (Female)
Megachile (Male)
Speedy Bee
Megandrena Mentzeliae (Female)
Megandrena Mentzeliae (Male)
Melecta Alexanderi
Nomada
Nomada
Busy Body Bee
Osmia Bruneri
Jasmine Greaves
Osmia
Sphire Bee
Perdita Fallugiae
Perdita Idonea
Mustard Boy
Stelis Rozeni
The Crawler
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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