Male Field cuckoo bee on chive flowers. Cuckoo bees have no pollen baskets &, as the name suggests, are a social parasite. Unable to establish their own nests, the cuckoo female must use the larval cells and cups made by the host queen. Also, cuckoos are unable to rear workers.
The cuckoo bee merely lays females and males like herself, and these offspring are likewise limited, in that they cannot perform the tasks that worker bees of the social species can undertake, in order to sustain the colony (building wax cells and collecting pollen).
The field Cuckoo bee mostly targets the Common Carder bee.
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