Cellophane Bees (Colletes)

Cellophane Bees

  • Name: Colletes
  • Rank: genus
  • Parent ID: 574754
  • The genus Colletes (plasterer bees) is a large group of ground-nesting bees of the family Colletidae. They occur primarily in the Northern Hemisphere. They tend to be solitary, but sometimes nest close together in aggregations. Species in the genus build cells in underground nests that are lined with a cellophane-like plastic secretion, a true polyester, earning them the nickname polyester bees.


    ID: 127741