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Martin County, Florida, USA
June 3, 2006
Size: 10mm
Egg case? Cocoon?
Found on rosemary in sand scrub.

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Resin bee nest!
I would bet just about anything that this is the unfinished nest of a resin bee (family Megachilidae, Anthidiini?). Females of some genera make single cells like this, harvesting pitch and other plant resins, then "decorating" the affair with sand or pebbles. Neat find.

could be Anthidiellum

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