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Sweat Bee (Nomia nortoni) - Nomia nortoni - female

Sweat Bee (Nomia nortoni) - Nomia nortoni - Female
Bear, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
September 30, 2007
On Rough-stemmed Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa)

Nomia nortoni
female

An interesting find. DE is the northern edge of its range.

 
Nomia nortoni
Thanks for the ID. Just the other day temperature reached 89 degrees in Wilmington breaking a record of 86 set back in 1913. Perhaps these bees are adjusting their range because of climate shift.

Yes.
It is indeed a solitary bee of some kind, very tattered, with likely much of the hairs worn off its body. My guess would be that this is a female halictid, but John Ascher may know for certain.

 
Sweat Bee
Thank you!

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