Osmia, perhaps?

Osmia, perhaps?

Observation - Osmia, perhaps?. Description: After a day with my first damselflies of the new season, I returned home to find this unusual (for me) little character enjoying the rare sunny day in my garden. I think it's a bee and it looks very like Chinery's Osmia rufa but the book conti

After a day with my first damselflies of the new season, I returned home to find this unusual (for me) little character enjoying the rare sunny day in my garden.

I think it's a bee and it looks very like Chinery's Osmia rufa but the book continues, "There are many similar species." No surprise there, then.

I'm sticking with suggesting Osmia.