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Black bee (with blue abdomen tinge) for ID?

Observed: 1st June 2011 By: WildlifeStuffWildlifeStuff’s reputation in InvertebratesWildlifeStuff’s reputation in InvertebratesWildlifeStuff’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Really interesting medium sized bee. Had a very distinctive way of feeding (abdomen tip touching flower while head has held high). Definite blue tinge to abdomen - and some pale hairs on head, thorax and end/side of abdomen.

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