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Striped bee on anise hyssop - Anthidium manicatum - male

Striped bee on anise hyssop - Anthidium manicatum - Male
Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA
August 11, 2012
There have been a lot of these hanging around the anise hyssop plants especially. They are quite aggressive to other bees on the plants, chasing away even the much larger carpenter bees.

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Striped bee on anise hyssop - Anthidium manicatum - male Striped bee on anise hyssop  - Anthidium manicatum - female

Separate Individuals
You have two different individuals the one on the leaf is a male and the one in flight is a female.

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My Guess: Anthidium
Looks like a Carder bee to me. Wait for an expert though... I've been known to be wrong before!

Carder Bee
Wool carder bee.

 
Thanks for the ID!
I'll post it to my bee collection at
http://www.ourhabitatgarden.org/creatures/insect-species-3.html

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