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Bee mimic or bee  on stump - Laphria thoracica

Bee mimic or bee on stump - Laphria thoracica
Culpeper County, Virginia, USA
May 1, 2017
Size: 2.5 cm
Large bee mimic or bee crawling up a well-rotted stump. I did not see it fly.

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Moved

Not sure
this isn't freshly emerged. Appears to be thoracica.

 
Could it be
Laphria virginica? No yellow on sides.
Thanks.

 
No
Laphria virginica has yellow hairs on the head. -- The shots will look better if you re-crop your images, closer to the bug. Right now, your bug fills up less than 1/4 of the frame.

 
Will do. New to this
So assume I delete the existing images, re-crop on my home computer, then upload the new cropped images?

Thanks

 
Select "edit" and replace the originals
You don't need to add any more shots, unless you have different angles.
I can do this for you now, if you like.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

This might be Laphria thoracica, but I'm not sure. Let's wait for an expert.
I suggest that you re-crop both images, closer to the bug. You can "edit" and replace any of your images, at any time.

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