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Bee - Megachile pugnata - female

Bee - Megachile pugnata - Female
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
May 31, 2010
This species showed up a few days ago. It has an interesting behavior in which while nectaring it raises its abdomen so that there is a notable angle between the abdomen and thorax.

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Bee - Megachile pugnata - female Bee - Megachile pugnata

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Megachile pugnata
female

I'm surprised by the June 2 date as it seems early

Not an expert but...
...take a look through the Leaf-cutting and Resin Bees (Megachile) while waiting on an expert.

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