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Bee? - Merodon equestris - male

Bee? - Merodon equestris - Male
Layton, Davis County, Utah, USA
May 20, 2017
Found this bee as I was gardening. It had crawled out of a hole (bumblebee?) and was sunning itself. The wings started out crinkled, but later straightened and then overlapped.

Moved from ID Request.

Eye-gap is tiny = ♂
Next time, you might want to shoot the newly emerged insects over again with the wings fully extended, for a proper ID. Luckily this time, I recognized this guy's fancy hairdo. (spine on apex of hind tibia)


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