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Megacyllene sp. - Megacyllene angulifera

Megacyllene sp. - Megacyllene angulifera
Carberry Sand Hills at 49 36.810 N 99 17.285 W, Manitoba, Canada
August 14, 2011

My compliments, ...
Excellent photo capture and data.
What a beautiful insect.

Moved from Megacyllene.

Megacyllene angulifera
With a bit of research I found that 2 Megacyllene species have been recorded in Manitoba, namely M. decora and M. angulifera. M.decora has a quite different pattern from this one and the subject beast looks like images I have found of M. angulifera.

Moved from ID Request.

Agreed. Great shot!!!
Agreed. Great shot!!!

looks like
Locust Borer, Megacyllene robiniae

M. robiniae is unlikely as the host tree does not grow in Manitoba.

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