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Photo#174595
Mason Bee (Osmia Taurus) - Osmia taurus - male

Mason Bee (Osmia Taurus) - Osmia taurus - Male
Bear, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
March 28, 2008
Size: ~14 mm
On Pieris japonica.

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Mason Bee (Osmia Taurus) - Osmia taurus - male Mason Bee (Osmia Taurus) - Osmia taurus - male

Moved
Moved from Subgenus Osmia.

I now think this is O. taurus
based on hair color

O. taurus is new for Delaware

 
Thank You
I saw a patch of very light hair on T2 (visible better in the other image) and I was wondering if that would help to ID to species.

Osmia male; probably Osmia taurus
but I can't rule out O. cornifrons yet

Please photograph the face (horns) of the female if possible.

Either taurus or cornifrons would be a new record for DE!

 
Photos of face
I am going to get photos of face hopefully this weekend. All I have seen by the Pieris japonica are the males; not sure if I can provide a female face but I will give it a try.

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