Baby carpenter bee eating its pollen mass

Undergraduate Andrea Cardama is spending the summer watching carpenter bees and helping out with pan traps.  She is raising some pygmy carpenter bees in the lab.  Here’s a link to a short video that Andrea shot with her cell phone.  The larva in the video has munched about half way through its pollen provisions.  After it finishes, it will pupate and spend several more weeks developing into an adult.

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