Melissodes, Long-horned bees are ground nesters. They need relatively weed free ground that is not cultivated. They are good pollinators and although many prefer Asteraceae they frequent many other flower families.
Melissodes-bee on a Salvia Alpine.
Melissodes hovering over a Salvia Alpine. Really cute.
This long Horned bee was hanging out on an apple leaf.
I have no idea what this Long Horned bee was doing.
Long-horned bee, Eucerini, Melissodes on Monardella.
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