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bee - Osmia

bee - Osmia
Lake Meyer Park, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
April 24, 2018
Size: 11 mm
There aren't many brown bees with eye color other than black in early spring here in Iowa that I could find, but some bees in the Genus Osmia are out in springtime and have green eyes like this one. Looking over the photos of possibilities, the category Osmia cornifrons or taurus seemed to be a close match. I noticed that these two bees are introduced species. On second look, neither O. cornifrons or taurus has green eyes.

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Thanks for taking a look at this colorful bee and confirming it is indeed Osmia, John!

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