Native Wisconsin bees, part 2


Over 500 species of native bees call Wisconsin home. We recently partnered with the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay for their popular exhibit: Bees!

The WIRC loaned bee specimens and provided high resolution images of native Wisconsin bees. Museum staff made large prints and displayed them during the exhibit. These images are from that collaboration. See the rest of the bee images in image Gallery 2.

ANDRENIDAE, Andrena milwaukeensis Graenicher
ANDRENIDAE, Andrena sigmundi Cockerell
ANDRENIDAE, Andrena vicina Smith
ANDRENIDAE, Andrena wilkella (Kirby)
APIDAE, Anthophora walshii Cresson
APIDAE, Bombus affinis Cresson
HALICTIDAE, Lasioglossum texanum (Cresson)
MEGACHILIDAE, Anthidium sp.
MEGACHILIDAE, Megachile inermis Provancher
MEGACHILIDAE, Megachile latimanus Say
MEGACHILIDAE, Osmia distincta Cresson
MELITTIDAE, Macropis nuda (Provancher)