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Bee with mites? - Xylocopa tabaniformis - male

Bee with mites? - Xylocopa tabaniformis - Male
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
March 16, 2012
Foraging on flowers at the Houston Zoo - need ID for bee and the objects between thorax and abdomen.

Mites
Sorry I am so late. I saw this for the first time. These are mites. They are beneficial and the bee transports them in an acarinarium. Interesting.

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