Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tight fit

Hey everyone I would like to share with you my marvelous mason bees! Finally it has been warm enough for them to hatch. Here is a shot of two males trying to fit into the same tube. The males always hatch 10 days before the females. When the females hatch the males only live until all the females have been fertilized with goodness to continue the species. Sad really the males are very cute compared to the females. I will take some shots of the females once the mason house becomes more active. Quite wonderful little bugs, without them we wouldn't have as much food to eat.

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