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Cuckoo bee

Nomada sp.

Notes:

Small ... wasp? cuckoo bee? I spotted this settled on the leaf of a wild garlic mustard weed I was about to pull out. It turned it's back to me each time I moved round to take a picture from the front, but stayed in that one spot extending and retracting its abdomen.

4 Comments

Raeven
Raeven 7 years ago

Thank you, Juan :)

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 7 years ago

Hi Reaven. This is not a wasp, is a Cuckoo bee, Nomada sp.

Raeven
Raeven 7 years ago

Thank you, Fyn Kynd :) This little guy has less hair (and wider yellow bands) than the mining bees I've seen so far, so I am still searching for which one it is. Thanks for the point in this direction :)

Raeven
Raeven 7 years ago

My initial assumption was that this was a wasp but have since found out about cuckoo bees. Could this be one of those?

Raeven
Spotted by
Raeven

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Spotted on Apr 23, 2013
Submitted on Apr 24, 2013

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