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December 17, 2019

Bombus griseocollis, M, side, Philidelphia, PA

Philadelphia Bee Survey, 2012, Pennsylvania, Stephanie Wilson Collector, Morris Arboretum

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December 17, 2019

Lasioglossum vierecki, f, side, ma, powerlines

Sand. The Golden Sand Loving Bee. When I think of bees that are sand loving I think of Lasioglossum vierecki. For one, how nice to have a golden orange bee to look at. For second it is common in sandy areas...so if you are going to find a sand specialist in a sand mine, dune, beach, barren, sandhill in the Northeast there you will find this little orange bee. Thirdly

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December 17, 2019

Graphocephala versuta, side2, Upper Marlboro

Graphocephala versuta - A beautiful multiculored, but minute leafhopper, here captured and photographed in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

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December 17, 2019

Augochlora pura, m, right side, Hardy Co. West Virginia

One of THE most common bees in Eastern North America and one of the most woodland oriented. This species nests in rotting wood and I have found them overwintering underneath the loose bark of logs on the ground. This is a lovely and slightly moody male, you can see it is a bit thinner and slightly longer of antennae than its opposite sex and, of course, has no pollen

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December 17, 2019

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One of the most common bees in the East...if only we could figure out how to identify it more easily. Here we have Lasioglossum trigeminum. Fits right in with A. admirandum, A. versatum, and A. callidum and I often struggle with dark second thoughts about the specimens Id, because of all the overlap. Photo by Erick Hernandez Photography Information: Canon Mark II 5D,

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December 17, 2019

Andrena arabis, m, side, beltsville, md

Here is the male of the recently posted female Andrena arabis. The male illustrates what happens periodically with some of the males of this largely brown, dark group of mining bees which is that a few of them have a yellow, or in this case and off-white, clypeus. Surely this must be some sort of sexual signal as the females almost never have these markings. Found along

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December 17, 2019

Dianthidium curvatum, m, GA, baker, side

Who doesn't like the look of this bee? Another shot of specimen from southern Georgia collected by Sabrie Breland. Photography Information: Canon Mark II 5D, Zerene Stacker, Stackshot Sled, 65mm Canon MP-E 1-5X macro lens, Twin Macro Flash in Styrofoam Cooler, F5.0, ISO 100, Shutter Speed 200. USGSBIML Photoshopping Technique: Note that we now have added using the

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December 17, 2019

Melitta americana, M, Face, North Carolina, Moore County

A cranberry specialist. This bee is one of the few bees that specializes on bogs and bog plants and is found in scattered locations from Southern New England along the coastal plane to the Gulf Coast. This specimen was collected by Heather Campbell in the sandhills of North Carolina. Photograph by Brooke Alexander.Canon Mark II 5D, Zerene Stacker, 65mm Canon MP-E 1-5X

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