Large Shaggy Bee Panurgus banksianus

The females of this medium sized bee are nice creatures. With sun-yellow plumes of hair on their hind legs contrasting sharply with the black of their exoskeleton they are understatedly beautifuly bees. Nesting in compacted soil in generally coastal environments she will go about her life feeding and caring for her eggs.
The male lacks his counterpart’s beautiful yellow plumes as he is a predominantly black creature. He does have an extremely endearing trait which is when he gets too cold and it’s too horrible to be flying, he will curl up and go to sleep in a dandelion and wait for it all to pass.

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