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Bee on Helianthus sp. - Megachile fortis - male

Bee on Helianthus sp. - Megachile fortis - Male
Lena Park, Starke County, Indiana, USA
August 14, 2016
Size: medium
Visiting Helianthus sp. on a sand prairie near a pocket marsh. I believe the sunflower is Helianthus hirsutus, but several other species of sunflower were also blooming nearby. About the size of a smallish bumblebee worker. Possibly a Melissodes sp.

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Bee on Helianthus sp. - Megachile fortis - male Bee on Helianthus sp. - Megachile fortis - male

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Megachile (Xanthosarus) sp. These visit Helianthus sp. and Coreopsis sp. in my neighborhood in Saint Paul, MN.

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