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Solitary / Pollen wasp collecting pollen from mesem flower
Solitary / Pollen wasp collecting pollen from "mesem" flower.
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Excavates nests in hard clay soil never far from water often in colonies, provisioning cells with pollen and nectar (uniquely for wasps). Inhabits dry fynbos and karroid vegetation.
Alan J. S. Weaving
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