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Bee? - Epeolus bifasciatus

Bee? - Epeolus bifasciatus
Texhoma, Texas County, Oklahoma, USA
August 6, 2007
Looks like Epeolus bifasciatus in Guide but wings are folded like a vespid, thoracic dorsum doesn't appear "V" shaped and metatarsus is long bee-like.

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I think this is nonetheless...
Epeolus bifasciatus. The female specimen already available in BG has unfolded wings, but as can be seen on your own second picture, folding is not constant.
Difference about thoracic dorsum shape is likely to be caused by different perspective.

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