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bee - Epeolus bifasciatus - male

bee - Epeolus bifasciatus - Male
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
July 12, 2007
Size: ~6-7mm

Identified from specimens
given to local bee expert, Michael Veit. This one a male, and the other a female.

Thanks Eric
The butterfly weed was attracting a good assortment of bees and other insects.

Cuckoo bee.
This is a cuckoo bee as well, but I don't know the genus. We'll have to wait for Dr. Ascher, I imagine:-)

This time...
I give up. This one is definitely too challenging for me! I'd rather lean for a bee distantly related to the former, but without being sure at all.

I'm surprised,
I found one that stumped you:-)

Could this beee a male Anthophora?

I'm waiting for identification
I gave this one to a local bee expert, and I'm just waiting for him to key it out.

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