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Black And White Bee - Megachile

Black And White Bee - Megachile
Brighton, Livingston County, Michigan, USA
I am sorry about the picture. This is all I could get. I mean it was a good picture, but hard for an ID. Umm the bee looked like a honey bee, but a pit fuzzier. It was black and white. The butt was white with black stripes. I hope this helps. I really want to know what this is.


Moved from Megachilinae.

Not enough visible to allow me, personally, to conclusively ID to genus. Appears to be a female.

[thumb:22900] could it be

could it be this. The bee was black and white and looked like this.

it could be that very species
M. rotundata

Seems reasonable.
Probably is genus Megachile, but there 'are' other genera that look very similar. An indication of size of the insect you are imaging is often very helpful, too.

I would probably say about 3/
I would probably say about 3/8" to 1/2" long

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