Habropoda laboriosa

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Habropoda laboriosa
Jerry A. Payne - Habropoda laboriosa female.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Apidae
Subfamily: Apinae
Genus: Habropoda
Species: H. laboriosa
Binomial name
Habropoda laboriosa
(Fabricius, 1804)

The southeastern blueberry bee, Habropoda laboriosa, is a bee in the family Apidae.

It is native to the southeastern United States.[1]

It is regarded as the most efficient pollinator of southern rabbiteye blueberries, as the flowers require buzz pollination, and H. laboriosa is one of the few bees that exhibit this behavior. It is active for only a few weeks a year, while the blueberries are in flower in early spring.[2][3]