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Photo#105306
Nomada sp. - Nomada - male

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

Moved

imbricata male?
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Moved
Moved from Nomada.

Nomada male
Size much less than 15mm

similar to this one:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/16388

Chilled?
Chilled?

 
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 all...got lucky
No offense at all...got 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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