From Treehugger today:
How pretty! What a lady, this bee. I found some more info at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. This bee, the Osmia avoseta, has been found in Iran and Turkey. Oh and guess what? The AMNH says that, like the Osmia avoseta, 75 percent of bee species (and there are 20,000 known species) are solitary—did you know that? I did not. I guess being a bee is a lonely sort of life. Kind of like being a Megan Rascal. JUST KIDDING I’M SO POPULAR!