Poppy bee

(Zool.) a leaf-cutting bee (Anthocopa papaveris) which uses pieces cut from poppy petals for the lining of its cells; - called also upholsterer bee.

See also: Poppy

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Fish and Wildlife Service has completed initial reviews of Endangered Species Act (ESA) petitions for three species: the Mojave poppy bee, the Mount Graham red squirrel, and the Yellowstone bison.
The Mojave poppy bee is a tiny quarter-inch long, yellow-and-black specialist bee that has pollinating skills tightly linked to the survival of two rare desert poppy flowers in the Mojave Desert.
Mojave poppy bee / NV / FWS-R8-ES-2019-0083 / https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=FWS-R8-ES-2019-0083