Squash Bee (Xenoglossa spp)

Origin: North and South America. Where the gourds are!
Sighted at: My home in Austin, TX

 

BEES! I love bees. I got in the car this morning and discovered this little friend had followed me in! He stuck around for a while, even after I rolled the window down!

Squash bees, or “gourd” bees as they’re sometimes called, love pumpkin flowers! I’ve had a ton of pumpkin in and around my house this past couple of weeks, so maybe they’ve decided my house is the place to be!