Texas Osmia Osmia texana Cresson, 1872  

Status:

A specialist of native thistles that wasn't discovered in Maryland until October 2013.

Relationships:

Relies on the pollen of native thistles as a food source for larvae.

There are 5 records in the project database.

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A female Osmia texana collected in Carroll Co., Maryland (10/30/2013). A first state record for Maryland collected by Tim McMahon. Photographed by Aaman Mengis. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Osmia texana collected in Carroll Co., Maryland (10/30/2013). A first state record for Maryland collected by Tim McMahon. Photographed by Aaman Mengis. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Osmia texana collected in Carroll Co., Maryland (10/30/2013). A first state record for Maryland collected by Tim McMahon. Photographed by Aaman Mengis. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Texas Osmia in Balndy, Virginia (8/3/2019). This bee is part of an experiment run by Dawson Little, an undergraduate, working with T'ai Roulston and Kate LeCroy at Blandy Experiment Station in Virginia (UVA). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Texas Osmia in Not Maryland (8/3/2019). This bee is part of an experiment run by Dawson Little, an undergraduate, working with T'ai Roulston and Kate LeCroy at Blandy Experiment Station in Virginia (UVA). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)


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