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Red Cuckoo Bee

Genus: Nomada


This is a small wasp-looking bee that cleptoparasites on other bees, most often Andrena. I found this one taking nectar from a blackberry blossom. Its proboscis is interesting looking (pic 2).


Spotted feeding on blackberry blossoms in an urban meadow.

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Brian38 2 months ago

Thanks again, Neil.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 months ago

Great spotting, Brian. Excellent series!

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Seattle, Washington, United States

Spotted on Jul 1, 2021
Submitted on Jul 2, 2021

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