Hibiscus Bee Ptilothrix bombiformis (Cresson, 1878)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Hymenoptera   >   Family Apidae   >   Genus Ptilothrix   

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Very important pollinator of Crimson-eyed Rosemallow.

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A Hibiscus Bee landing on water in Howard Co., Maryland (7/26/2016). This behavior is characteristic for this species. Verified by Sam Droege. Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A male Hibiscus Bee in Prince George's Co., Maryland. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A male Hibiscus Bee in Prince George's Co., Maryland. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A male Hibiscus Bee in Prince George's Co., Maryland. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A Hibiscus Bee in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/28/2004). Photo by Mary Ann Daly. (MBP list)

A Hibiscus Bee in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/22/2014). Verified by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A Hibiscus Bee in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/29/2014). Verified by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A Ptilothrix bombiformis in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/25/2014). Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A Hibiscus Bee in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/30/2016). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Ptilothrix bombiformis in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/17/2014). Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A Hibiscus Bee in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/26/2014). Verified by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A female Hibiscus Bee in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/18/2006). Determined by John S. Ascher/BugGuide who notes that she is "gathering water to make mud turrets at its nest entrance." Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

Hibiscus Bee in Calvert Co., Maryland (8/2/2020). (c) willet63, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by willet63 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Hibiscus Bee in Calvert Co., Maryland (8/2/2020). (c) willet63, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by willet63 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Hibiscus Bee in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/11/2017). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A Hibiscus Bee in Howard Co., Maryland (7/29/2016). Determined by Richard Orr. Photo by Kurt Schwarz. (MBP list)

Hibiscus Bee in Calvert Co., Maryland (8/2/2020). (c) willet63, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by willet63 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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