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Hylaeus 0446 - Hylaeus leptocephalus - male

Hylaeus 0446 - Hylaeus leptocephalus - Male
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, USA
July 6, 2007
A male Hylaeus sp? Not sure if those are mout parts or there is something in there.

Also, is that a Thrip on the flower above his head? I added an enlarged view here.

Hylaeus leptocephalus male
"there is something in there"

nectar held by the mouthparts

"is that a Thrip"


That was fast.
Thanks John. I thought it might be H. leptocephalus but the only image in the guide is of a female I'd taken a year ago and you'd identified.

Thanks on the Thrip confirmation too.

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