Urban insects on campus

This summer, I am staying in Ottawa and focusing on writing my thesis and not doing any fieldwork in Colorado.  To maintain a good work-life balance (especially when the weather is nice out), my labmates and I are helping setting up a group that focuses on enhancing our understanding about urban pollination on campus - by planting native plants and recording plant-pollinator interactions.  Yesterday, we walked around the campus and I photographed some of the floral visitors that we observed.

Agapostemon bee
An Agapostemon sp. visiting and resting on a sage flower - definitely my best photo of the day.

Lasioglossum bee
Here was a Lasioglossum sp. inside another sage flower.

Lasioglossum bee
Lasioglossum sp. visiting raspberry flowers.

Ceratina bee
Here was a Ceratina sp. visiting another raspberry flower.

Ceratina bee
Ceratina sp. resting on a leaf.

Ceratina bee
From a different angle.

Ceratina bee
A close-up view.

Cerambycid beetle
Not a bee, but an interesting Cerambycid beetle.

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