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metallic bee/wasp cuckoo wasp perhaps? - Augochloropsis metallica - female

metallic bee/wasp cuckoo wasp perhaps? - Augochloropsis metallica - Female
Cincinnati Nature Center/Rowe Woods, Ohio, USA
May 17, 2007

especially bright because it is not Augochlora
this is Augochloropsis metallica

note the metallic tegulae

Metallic bee (Augochlora sp., Halictidae)
An especially bright female, which could indeed be mistaken for a cuckoo wasp unless under close examination.

 
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