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Long tongue - Osmia cornifrons

Long tongue - Osmia cornifrons
Willow Grove, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
April 2, 2009
Now I know why they call Apidae and Megachilidae long tongued bees. You have to see a tongue fully deployed to realize how long it is.
At my bee houses, freshly emerged. This is a frame from a video.
From the same group as

Moved from Mason Bees.

Lots of activity!
Lots of activity in your area already. They are just emerging in my area, not starting the courting behavior yet

Nice video too!

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