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Mason Bee

Osmia bucephala


Furry, yellow and black striped abdomen.


Wooded area


This individual is a male, as shown by its modified mid tarsi. Found at Barbara A. Beiser Field Station.

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Latimeria 9 years ago

Hi Kristal, thanks for your help! How do you know the specific genus? I need to learn a bit more about the bees and basic identification characteristics, and knowing that would help immensely.

KristalWatrous 9 years ago

This looks like a male solitary bee, probably an Osmia sp. (family Megachilidae).

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Ohio, USA

Spotted on May 18, 2011
Submitted on Aug 13, 2011

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