Curved Pebble Bee (Dianthidium curvatum)

  • Name: Dianthidium curvatum
  • Rank: species
  • Dianthidium curvatum is a species of hymenopteran in the family Megachilidae. It is found in North America.

    • Nesting: Curved Pebble Bee (Dianthidium curvatum) nests in preexisting cavities, such as beetle holes in wood. They line and partition their nests with a mix of resin and pebbles or other small particles.
    • Pollen Carrying Method: Abdominal Collection
    • Foraging: Unknown
    • Size: Small, 6-8 mm.
    • Average Length: 7 mm
    • Body Type: Megachiliform
    • Coloring: black, yellow
    • Pattern: stripes
    • Sociality: Solitary
    • Wings: unknown
    • Eyes: Unknown
    • Mandibles: Scissor-like concave curvature.
    • Sting: Stingless, pain: none, aggression: low
    • Tarsal Claws: Unknown
    • Abdomen: Yellow and black striped
    • Antennae: medium
    • Hair: unknown
    • Colorado Native: true
    Additional Notes: – Family: Megachilidae – Commonly known as: Curved Pebble Bee – Nesting behavior: Constructs nests using resin and pebbles – Known habitat: Arid and semi-arid regions – Pollination: Important pollinators of a variety of plants – Appearance: Characterized by yellow and black markings – Size: Small-sized bee, approximately 6-8 mm in length – Flight season: Primarily active during late spring to early autumn – Geographic distribution: Western North America – Conservation status: Not considered threatened

    Identification Tips: Small, robust bee; black with yellow or white markings; curved abdomen; females with dense scopae (pollen-collecting hairs) on hind legs; nests in pre-existing cavities using pebbles and resin.

    ID: 459058

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