Crawlies with Cri

Crawlies with Cri: Wide-belted dark bee (Stelis laticincta)

This week’s crawly reminds us once again that nature never runs out of ideas. Meet the wide-belted dark bee (Stelis laticincta). Yep. This bitty flitter is a bee, not a wasp.Even though this species of dark bee is brightly colored, at just under one-quarter of an inch, they are tricky to spot.Most dark bees (Genus Stelis) are, in fact, dark. Only a few of the 65 species in the . . .

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