Further to the Blue Banded Bee
February 1, 2012 6:52 pm
As pointed out in the link you provided on my previous picture, the males of this species cluster together and hang by their jaws (?)at night from a grass stem or leaf. Here is a shot taken late afternoon on a very overcast day of a pair settling in for the night.
Thanks for sending this further documentation to augment your original submission of a Blue Banded Bee. Aggregations of male Solitary Bees bedding down together for the night, a phenomenon known as a bachelor party, is not an unknown occurrence on our website.