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Wasp Mimic Bees

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The Wasp Mimic Bee
by Anne Dollin, Aussie Bee

The wasp mimic bee, Hyleoides concinna, has the orange and black colouring of a wasp to help protect it from predators. However, it is a true solitary Australian native bee. It weaves an amazing curtain over its nest entrance from cellophane-like material that it secretes in a gland near its tongue.

This wasp mimic bee video shows:
-- a wasp mimic bee peeping out her nest entrance from behind the protection of her nest entrance curtain.
-- a wasp mimic bee building part of her nest entrance curtain with strands of cellophane-like material.
-- a wasp mimic bee returning home from a foraging trip and slipping through the elastic strands of her nest entrance curtain.

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Author: Anne Dollin
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