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Anthidium manicatum - male

Anthidium manicatum - Male
Cross Plains, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
June 27, 2006
Thanks for the info on this bee. I have now included a photo of what I think is the male.

Yes, a male
it is.

Can you go into more detail, Adalbert,
about what you see on this picture that confirms it's a male? Is it the curly gold hairs along the sides of the abdomen, for instance? I also see that on my image (below), which you also identified as a male.

Look at
this image from Colorado Springs. My German field guide shows both male and female.

So, it looks like that curly hair is an identifying feature
- thanks!

Since this is a different one
I'm unlinking it from your previous posts.

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