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Blue Bug - Osmia chalybea

Blue Bug - Osmia chalybea
Big Branch Marsh Nat'l Wildlife Refuge, Lacombe, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA
May 9, 2010
Size: Just over 1/2" long
Sorry it's slightly blurry (the wind wasn't cooperating.) This insect seemed to be collecting pollen like a bee (& was seen on some flowers with bumblebees, actually.)

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Osmia chalybea female
note dark wings and host plant

 
Thank you kindly!
Thank you kindly!

Might be
one of the Mason Bees in the genus Osmia.



But please wait for expert confirmation or correction.

 
It looks much like that, cert
It looks much like that, certainly.

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