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Bamboo solitary bee nests visitor - Chrysis

Bamboo solitary bee nests visitor - Chrysis
Southern Oregon Coast, USA , Oregon, USA
September 1, 2013
Size: 1/2 inch maximum length
While I was waiting for a leaf cutter bee to use one of the bamboo tubes I had built for it, I had my camera poised to shoot. This little bee/wasp insect started to investigate, so I shot some video. The date was September 1, 2013. The location is inland from the beach about 3 miles. (Southern Oregon Coast)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CECL7rkEV8

Moved
Moved from Chrysidinae.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

It is a guess
but I think its a chrysidid, and not a bee.

 
Could it be laying eggs in th
Could it be laying eggs in the leaf-cutter nesting tubes? It wasn't inside the tube for any length of time. (I don't know how long it takes to lay an egg, though)

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