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Cotton Bee - Anthidium oblongatum - female

Cotton Bee - Anthidium oblongatum - Female
Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
September 2, 2004

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Cotton Bee - Anthidium oblongatum - female Cotton Bee - Anthidium oblongatum - female

may be a first record for MA
don't know of any published records NE of CT

 
Looks like they're
expanding their range.

Thanks John
I googled the images of Anthidium oblongatum, and it was an exact match.

Anthidium oblongatum
not manicatum; note the greater amount of orange on tegulae and legs and more extensive yellow abdominal markings

Yes.
This has become the most conspicuous member of the genus in the northeast U.S. Looks like this one is a female.

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