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Black and Grey Bee..? - Bembix

Black and Grey Bee..? - Bembix
East River Walk/Park, Manhattan, NYC, New York County, New York, USA
July 7, 2010
Size: ~13 mm
These looked and acted just like honey bees but they were black and grey with green eyes.

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Black and Grey Bee..? - Bembix Black and Grey Bee..? - Bembix

I may have seen one of these
I may have seen one of these in Englewood Florida, 1/6/12. It looked and acted just like a honey bee but the base color was neon green! I thought it may be an orchid bee, but looking at the orchid bee pictures and seeing that the orchid bee does not seem to have stripes and has a long proboscis, whereas the bee I saw had stripes and was carrying pollen on its legs just like a honey bee does, I am concluding it may more likely have been this one.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

I'd start

 
Sand wasp.
Genus is Bembix, not certain of species.

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