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Small blue-black bee (Ceratina?) - Ceratina calcarata

Small blue-black bee (Ceratina?) - Ceratina calcarata
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
August 21, 2017
This little creature might've appeared black in full sun, but in the muted light of the 2017 solar eclipse (plus some clouds) the dark blue color came through. This is the first time I can recall seeing this kind of bee in my yard. It's on goldenrod.

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