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One to ID please - Coelioxys rufitarsis - male

One to ID please - Coelioxys rufitarsis - Male
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
August 7, 2004
Just took this one on my stroll around the garden looking for interesting insects that I have just got into and I'm enjoying it.Is it the Western Leafcutter Bee

Moved
Moved from Coelioxys.

Coelioxys rufitarsis
male

I suspect that most photos from this locality are of this species

the elongate fovea on T2 is visible if you look very carefully

the tarsi are contrasting rufous as the name of the bee indicates

Coelioxys bee, male
This is a bee, also in the family Megachilidae, but a parasitic genus, Coelioxys. I know it is a male by the large "teeth" on the end of the abdomen, clearly visible in your photo. The females have a very pointed tip to the abdomen. They are parasites of Megachile. Nice portrait!

 
Bee ID
Thanks again Eric for your response and info on this one..

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