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Unknown bee living in sand - Centris nitida - female

Unknown bee living in sand - Centris nitida - Female
Kendall (Miami), Dade County, Florida, USA
October 10, 2011
Size: Approx 2 centimeters
Sorry I couldn't get a look at the entire insect. This shy bee is living inside a hose nozzle, behind sand it apparently took in there to make a shelter. Any ID is appreciated!

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Unknown bee living in sand - Centris nitida - female Unknown bee living in sand - Centris nitida

Centris nitida
a recent arrival to Florida from the Neotropics

a female

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Aww!
What a cute shot! I'm thinking of a Mason Bee, in the genus Osmia. They like tubes of all sorts.

 
Not a mason bee, not sure wha
Not a mason bee, not sure what it is but not a mason bee.

 
Bee ID
Thank you! Mason bee, interesting!

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