What sort of bee / wasp / hornet is this, and what is she doing? - Mallophora
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
August 9, 2018
This morning, I saw this bee on the rim of one of my tomato cages. The bee was depositing a white substance along the rim (eggs? nestbuilding? I don't know), and I was wondering if anyone could tell me what sort of bee this is and what she's doing. Thank you! My curiosity is killing me!
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