Puerto Rico. Just a reminder that this island houses a unique and colorful set of bees that are also now in their own recovery mode. From top to bottom Megachile concinna, Centris haemorrhoidalis, Augochlora buski, and Centris smithii. Specimens collected by Sara Prado.
There are a total of 51 pictures of P.R. bees here:
Maxwell Helmberger is an Entomology student studying at Cornell University who produces amazing clay animation videos… he’s even produced one showing the life cycle and importance of the squash bee (Preponapis pruinosa)!