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Melissodes bimaculatus bee on Portulaca ‘Sundial Light Pink’

Melissodes bimaculatus bee on Portulaca 'Sundial Light Pink'

As gardeners become more interested in seeking out pollinator-friendly plants, the horticulture industry has a growing need to reliably measure and label plants for their ability to attract bees, butterflies, flies, and other pollinators. Shown here is a Melissodes bimaculatus bee visiting a Portulaca ‘Sundial Light Pink’ flower. (Photo by Emily Erickson, Ph.D.)

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