My huge appreciation to these experts, particularly in #entomology, for they often take the time to educate me and point me to resources for identifying #nativebees #insects #arachnids and more.
@PLOSBiology And notice the call out to the #iNaturalist project "Bees concentrating nectar" and its associated paper by Zach Portman, John Ascher & Daniel Cariveau in 2021, titled "Nectar concentrating behavior by bees (Hymenoptera: Anthophila)" https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13592-021-00895-1
An example of a #nativebee concentrating nectar: Nomioides minutissimus, a ~3 to 4 mm long solitary bee observed on a beach in Catalonia. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/120366203
@albertcardona John Ascher has been my hero since I started posting on BugGuide, and now iNaturalist. It always feels extra validating to get an identification from him.
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