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Bee - Melissodes bimaculatus - female

Bee - Melissodes bimaculatus - Female
Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
August 6, 2007
Size: 3/4 inch
Could this be a member of the Osmia tribe? Gender?

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Bee - Melissodes bimaculatus - female Bee - Melissodes bimaculatus - female

Melissodes female?
Looks like this may be a female Melissodes bimaculata. Do wait for John Ascher to confirm, though.

 
yes
it is M. bimaculata

 
Bee gender
John, I think Eric IDed this as a female. How can I tell whether it is a male or female?

Thanks.

 
Bee
Many thanks, Eric and John. Your expertise is greatly appreciated. A great website with very helpful folks like you.

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