Habropoda laboriosa

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

Habropoda laboriosa, the southeastern blueberry bee, 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]


  1. ^ "Meet the Southeastern Blueberry Bee – the Main Pollinator of Blueberry Flowers". Blogs.tallahassee.com. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-11. Retrieved 2016-11-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Blueberry Pollinators | NC State Extension". Entomology.ces.ncsu.edu. Retrieved 2018-06-25.