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Cuckoo Bee ?

Observed: 7th May 2013 By: Tony TownerTony Towner’s reputation in InvertebratesTony Towner’s reputation in InvertebratesTony Towner’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Not sure if a bee or wasp. Found lurking around my Red mason bee nest box. Hence think it may well be a Cuckoo bee.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

jeremyr's picture

Sapyga

this is the male, the female has red on the abdomen

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Sapyga quinquepunctata

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The third image on the white marking on tergite bleeds was it another specimen ??

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Matt Smith's picture

Reflection

The "extra" white bit appears to be a reflection rather than something "white" on the body of the insect.

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Thanks

Ah !!! Thanks

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