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COULD IT “BEE?” FIRST SINCE 1910

COULD IT “BEE?” FIRST SINCE 1910
Like the cuckoo bird, these parasitic bees lay their eggs into the nests of other species. They have the unusual behavior of resting by hanging on a plant using only their mandibles. Comme le coucou, ces abeilles parasites pondent leurs oeufs dans les nids d'autres espèces. Elles se reposent en s'accrochant à une plante avec leurs seules mandibules. Order Hymenoptera -- Family Apidae -- Subfamily Nomadinae Bas-Saint-Laurent -- Province de Québec -- Canada 3003-2007 Canon PowerShot A620 Prise en juin 2007 -- Taken in June 2007

A rare bee has been discovered in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says scientist found the insect known as the Cuckoo Bee while conducting a bee inventory in Lakewood.  It is considered one of the rarest bees in North America.  It is the first confirmed record of the bee in Wisconsin since 1910. 

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