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What is it? - Chelostoma philadelphi - male

What is it? - Chelostoma philadelphi - Male
Briar Bush Nature Center, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
May 23, 2008
Size: +/- 5 mm.
At first I thought that it was a bee, but I don't think so. Please, help.
I was going to save the specimen, but it flew away after having been chilled several times (even a few seconds in the freezer)!

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What is it? - Chelostoma philadelphi - male What is it? - Chelostoma philadelphi - male

Moved
Moved from Chelostoma.

Chelostoma
male bee

 
Thanks
Too bad that it flew away!
New genus for the guide.

 
Great find anyway!
Hey, I only have about three specimens in my collection, all females that were nesting in nail holes in an old abandoned barn in suburban Cincinnati....I encourage anyone looking to take images of wasps and bees to try the exterior of such dilapidated structures.

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