Is this a bee, a wasp, or what?

theforgottenone1013(MI zone 5b/6a)June 29, 2013

I saw a few of these bees on my eastern prickly pear cactus flowers and thought they were pretty cool looking. It was fascinating watching them go around the flower collecting pollen. Anybody know what it is?

Rodney

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theforgottenone1013(MI zone 5b/6a)

Disregard this post, I found out what it was.

Rodney

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

It's helpful to share the answer.

Megachilid bee, a solitary native bee.

This post was edited by jean001a on Thu, Jul 25, 13 at 2:12

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