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Nomada sp. - Nomada - male

Nomada sp. - Nomada - Male
Reed Turner Woodland, Lake County, Illinois, USA
April 17, 2007
Size: ~15mm


imbricata male?

Moved from Nomada.

Nomada male
Size much less than 15mm

similar to this one:


Not at all...75 degrees out.
Not at all...75 degrees out. He was chillin for me!

Just curious
I thought he looked a bit chilled. I haven't yet tried that method, but I think this year I'm going to do some chilling and posing in hopes of getting some really good shots. It seems to net some pretty good results for most people.
I hope I didn't offend or anything. I wasn't implying that you chilled and posed - just curious. The photo is fantastic BTW.

No offense at lucky
No offense at lucky with a very cooperative bee.

cuckoo bee
This is actually a cuckoo bee, genus Nomada. It's a parasite of solitary mining bees. The females lay their eggs in the burrows of the mining bees when they are away foraging.

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