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Genus Hoplitis

What kind of bee? - Hoplitis black bee  - Hoplitis Sphecodes or a fuzzy fly - Hoplitis Megachilid, possibly Hoplitis, with black eyes - Hoplitis Green Wasp - Hoplitis fulgida Megachilidae, ventral - Hoplitis - female Small Bee - Hoplitis producta
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
No Taxon (Anthophila (Apoidea) - Bees)
Family Megachilidae (Leaf-cutter Bees, Mason Bees, and allies)
Subfamily Megachilinae
Tribe Osmiini
Genus Hoplitis
Numbers
60 spp. in 11 subgenera our area, 360 spp. worldwide(1)
Identification
It has hooked apical flagellomeres.

Here's a few photos for reference of the hooked ends of the antennae.
Range
Holarctic & Ethiopian (s. Africa) [map](1)