Friday, 11 April 2014

Rare leafcutter bee fossils reveal Ice Age environment at the La Brea Tar Pits

April 9, 2014

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

The La Brea Tar Pits are celebrated for saber-toothed cats and mastodons. The site's insect collection is also of great significance. Recent examination of fossil leafcutter bee nest cells exemplifies how fossil insects reveal insights into the habitat and climate at the La Brea Tar Pits toward the last Ice Age.

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