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Brown Membrane Bee

Hylaeus heraldicus


12 mm - Small to medium (3 - 13 mm), recognizable by the mouthparts, which vary in shape but are never pointed as in other bees. Mostly black or dark-coloured, body hairy or smooth. Some resemble honey bees others are wasp-like.


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Smith'sZoo 11 years ago

Found the ID Johan, you guessed it, I have my book!!

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 11 years ago

This is a paper wasp. Not sure of the species.

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Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Aug 30, 2012
Submitted on Aug 31, 2012

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