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"Black and White" Bee

Observed: 29th June 2012 By: Ed_PEd_P’s reputation in InvertebratesEd_P’s reputation in InvertebratesEd_P’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

On lobelia flowers.

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    Solitary Bee
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Ed_P's picture

Osmia caerulescens

Could it be a female Blue Mason Bee (Osmia caerulescens)?

ianbeavis's picture

Osmia

I'm inclined to agree that it's an Osmia, but dificult to make out. I think the hairs will have faded to white from their original shade.