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Who am I and why am I blowing bubbles?  - Hylaeus - female

Who am I and why am I blowing bubbles? - Hylaeus - Female
Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
July 24, 2010
Size: 1/2 in?
Standing still on a leaf blowing bubbles, like a teenager with chewing gum. Every time it would make a bubble the abdomen would contract toward the "chest".

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Who am I and why am I blowing bubbles?  - Hylaeus - female Who am I and why am I blowing bubbles?  - Hylaeus

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Hylaeus female bee
evaporating nectar regurgitated from her crop to concentrate it

Bubbling
There seems to be different opinions on these bubbles.



You can read about it here.

I just found a bee that looks like your example...
Subgenus Prosopis (Hylaeus Subgenus Prosopis)


But please wait on an expert to comment :)

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