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Female cuckoo leafcutter - C. porterae? - Coelioxys porterae - female

Female cuckoo leafcutter - C. porterae? - Coelioxys porterae - Female
Pleasantville, Westchester County, New York, USA
June 25, 2017
Size: 11 mm
This female cuckoo leafcutter was found in the same area as the Coelioxys porterae identified by Bug Guide on June 24, 2017. See http://bugguide.net/node/view/1391244 . Is this also a Porter’s cuckoo leafcutter?

This bee measures about 11 mm. It has these traits the Discover Life database notes as distinctive for females of species Coelioxys porterae: (1) all black legs ; (2) an abdomen with an elongated T-6 that has small toothed notches near the tip; (3) well-defined grooves that run the full width of T-2 and T-3; and (4) fairly long hairs on its eye (which the DLB notes distinguishes this species from C. octodentata)?

This bee was feeding on coreopsis, a plant the Discover Life database records as a flower food for C. porterae.

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