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Is this a bee, a wasp, or what?

Posted by theforgottenone1013 5b/6a MI (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 29, 13 at 21:08

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?

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RE: Is this a bee, a wasp, or what?

Disregard this post, I found out what it was.


RE: Is this a bee, a wasp, or what?

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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