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Photo#1072927
Osmia pumila - female

Osmia pumila - Female
Flatbush, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
May 25, 2015
Small, blue-green metallic bee with white hairs.

Observed excising a leaf margin arc from Fragaria virginiana (Rosaceae), the native Virginia strawberry.

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Osmia pumila - female Osmia pumila - female

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Thanks!
As always.

I noticed there are few photos of this species in BugGuide. is it uncommon? I will keep an eye out for it in my garden. It seems to favor Fragaria for nesting material, so I know where to find it again.

Osmia female
likely O. pumila

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