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Adorable Mason Bee - Osmia taurus - male

Adorable Mason Bee - Osmia taurus - Male
Somerdale , Camden County, New Jersey, USA
March 23, 2010
Size: about 1 cm or smaller
Mason Bee I over wintered in my fridge. I moved them to a container and they started hatching out.

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Adorable Mason Bee - Osmia taurus - male Adorable Mason Bee - Osmia taurus - male

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

First NJ record of Osmia taurus?
definitely a male of one of the exotic Osmia (Osmia) now widely invasive in the eastern USA

 
Thanks
Thanks for the ID, but I was wondering how we ruled out the genus Andrena?

 
Also I have about 100 cocoons
Also I have about 100 cocoons that all seem to be hatching out as this species.

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