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Nomade -- Cuckoo Bee | by Gilles Gonthier
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Nomade -- Cuckoo Bee

Like the cuckoo bird, these parasitic bees lay their eggs into the nests of other species. They have the unusual behavior of resting by hanging on a plant using only their mandibles.


Comme le coucou, ces abeilles parasites pondent leurs oeufs dans les nids d'autres espèces. Elles se reposent en s'accrochant à une plante avec leurs seules mandibules.


Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)

Class Insecta (Insects)

Subclass Pterygota (Winged Insects)

Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)

Family Apidae (Cuckoo, Carpenter, Digger, Bumble, and Honey Bees)

Subfamily Nomadinae (Cuckoo Bees)

Genus Nomada



Bas-Saint-Laurent -- Province de Québec -- Canada



Canon PowerShot A620

Prise en juin 2007 -- Taken in June 2007

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Taken on June 14, 2007