FANTASTISKE BILLEDER

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Se en bladskærerbi blive "født".
Bladskærerbier er små ingeniører.

Hunnen bygger en separat redecelle af bladstykker til hvert æg hun lægger.
Hun skærer simpelthen stykker af glatte, stive blade ud i forskellige former og størrelser - små, runde bladstykker til enderne - ovale, større stykker til selve væggene.
Så flyver hun ind i sin redegang, mens hun holder det afklippede bladstykke under kroppen.

Flere blade...

Bladstykkerne "tygger" hun sammen med spyt, og i hver eneste redecelle lægger hun et æg og en madpakke af pollen blandet med lidt nektar.
Bladskærerbier er nogle af de bi-arter, som gerne vil flytte ind i et bi-hotel.
Se mere om livets gang i et bi-hotel her: https://planbi.dk/livets-gang-i-et-bi-hotel/

 

Bee Emerges From a Pollen-filled Bee-rito

Leaf-cutter bees are solitary, gentle pollinators that opt to construct egg chambers out of leaves, which they provision with nectar and pollen. Once these are in place, the female leafcutter places a single egg atop the food she’s gathered and then caps the cell with circular pieces of leaves. She may construct as many as 20 of these pollen-filled bee-ritos before she’s done. This footage shows a young leaf-cutter emerging from it's cozy bee-rito in the UK. There are many species of leaf-cutter bees found around the world including many in North America. In Florida alone there are as many as 63 different species of leaf-cutter bees.Footage by Emily DoorishFind her on Twitter @EDoorishInstagram @EmiliagoXD Find out more about UK bees at www.solitarybeeweek.com

Slået op af Center for Biological Diversity i Tirsdag den 2. oktober 2018

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