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Mason Bee

Osmia sp.


This blue-green bee is quite small and has light, fuzzy hairs all over. The eyes are the same color as the body.


Buckwheat flowers in chaparral.

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Thank you Leanne!

LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Really beautiful Cindy :)

Thank you Emilie :)

EmilieChich 8 years ago

Wonderful pics, Cindy!

Hi Juan, unfortunately not but luckily BugGuide was able to ID it to this level. I'll update my description to remove tentative id.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 8 years ago

Hi Cindy. Do you have more pictures of this bee? maybe with more detail of the "face" or the abdomen??

Escondido, California, USA

Spotted on Mar 3, 2014
Submitted on Mar 4, 2014

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