Colletes inaequalis

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Colletes inaequalis
Colletes inaequalis, female, back1 2012-08-10-15.38.49 ZS PMax (7918574678).jpg
Colletes inaequalis, female, back
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Colletidae
Genus: Colletes
C. inaequalis
Binomial name
Colletes inaequalis
Say, 1837

Colletes inaequalis is a common species of plasterer bee (family Colletidae), native to North America.

Like other species in the genus, it builds cells in underground nests that are lined with a polyester secretion, earning them the nickname Polyester bee.

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