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Photo#224003
Ceratina cobaltina  - Ceratina cobaltina - male

Ceratina cobaltina - Ceratina cobaltina - Male
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
September 11, 2008

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Ceratina (Calloceratina) cobaltina Cresson, 1878
male

the color looks odd

Thanks, John
Moved from Sweat Bees.
What a relief! This bee finally found a home and it wasn't any of the places where it had been rolling around before.

Ceratina (Calloceratina)
a very interesting bee

Ceratina (Calloceratina) cobaltina is reported from Texas, but I think it is usually bright blue not bright green

Re the comments below my opinion that we should not frass interesting photos such as this one that could yield new records.

Please do not identify bees if you are not able to do so!

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This is pointless!
You would do better striving to get better images of these bees than insisting on keeping the ones you have. It would help you to know that many of us have hundreds or thousands of images that we don't post for obvious reasons. Remember the instructions; we don't need repetitive images that add no value to the guide. It is not a matter of numbers but of quality!

Frassed

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Moved from Halictinae.

 
Images
PUT THESE BACK OR FRASS THEM UNTIL THESE IMAGES GET AN ID!!!!!!!!!!
OR I'LL FRASS THEM!

 
John- Check my BG image #2817
John- Check my BG image #281773. Same kind of critter was used to place an ID on these two. If not satisfactory then as you say.

 
not satisfactory
Texas has more than 1 green bee

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Moved from Augochlora pura.
Please, do not move this and related images again. You don't even know the sex of this one. How can you determine species? Take a look at this key or the one for Augochlora and you will realize how hard it is to come to an ID. You can't do it on the basis of other photos in Bugguide.
We could just as well frass this and a few others.
BTW I think that it is a male.

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Moved from Augochlorini.

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wasp
this looks like a cuckoo wasp -
http://bugguide.net/node/view/6946
BD

 
bdedo- Thanks! Please check a
bdedo- Thanks! Please check again. This critter appears smaller than a Cuckoo Wasp and seems to have more abdomen sections. Also the eyes of a cuckoo seems to be more black.

 
Bee
I agree with Jerry. This looks like a male bee (no scopa, big eyes). I am curious about its ID too.

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