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December 17, 2019

Eucera dubitata, F, Back, OH Washington County

An uncommon spring Eucerine bee, in this case, from SE Ohio near the West Virginia border. Collected by MaLisa Spring and photographed by Brooke Alexander. 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, link to a .pdf of our set up is located in our profile

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December 17, 2019

Megachile inimica, U, back, Maryland, Anne Arundel County

Anne Arundel County, Megachile inimica, From a Sand Pit along the Patuxent River

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December 17, 2019

Sassafras albidum, 2, Sassafras staminate flowers

Sassafrass....the trees are dioecious ... males and females on separate trees. While they do have plenty of flowers they are rarely visited by bees. Perhaps it is more of fly pollination system. Specimens and pictures by Helen Lowe Metzman from Howard County, Maryland. Photography Information: Canon Mark II 5D, Zerene Stacker, Stackshot Sled, 65mm Canon MP-E 1-5X

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December 17, 2019

Triepeolus concavus, M, face, Dorchester Co, MD

New species for the state of Maryland, this is Triepeolus concavus. As are all Triepeolus this one is a nest parasites. In this case, it's host is Svastra obliqua, an uncommon bee that loves large composites and is a good indication of high-quality habitat. In this case, the high-quality habitat was at Blackwater national wildlife refuge in the marshlands of Dorchester

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December 17, 2019

myrtle warbler, face, dc

The eastern subspecies of the Yellow-rumped warbler, Setophaga coronata. This bird ran into a building at night while it was migrating and was picked up by the Lights out DC group. 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, link to a .pdf of our set up is

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December 17, 2019

Osmia texana, female, back, Carroll County, MD

A thistle hugging giant of an Osmia..., who can't but love thistles and the several bee species that depend on them. Here is a specialist that depends on pollen from our native thistle plants to provision the cells of its young. Too often our native thistles also are taken out when people spray for introduced bull and Canada Thistles. Collected by Tim McMahon and the

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December 17, 2019

Lasioglossum microlepoides, F, Face, AZ, Pima County

From Organ Pipe National Monument comes the small and very common western Lasioglossum microlepoides. Just like the seemingly endless supply of these small Halictid bees, it is slightly metallic and and has a strongly bent basal vein. One could spent a couple lives just figuring out the different species. Photography by Brooke Alexander. Photography Information:

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December 17, 2019

Anthophora californica, f, face, Hidalgo Co., Animas, NM

Captured by the butterfly convert Don Harvey in the wilds of Hidalgo County, New Mexico, here is the hunky Anthophora californica captured, as you can see from the pollen after servicing the local flowers. Thank you bees. Picture taken by Joaquin Mogollon. Photography Information: Canon Mark II 5D, Zerene Stacker, Stackshot Sled, 65mm Canon MP-E 1-5X macro lens, Twin

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December 17, 2019

Megachile centuncularis, m, back, Cleveland, OH

Not originating from here. This is Megachile centuncularis, from studies by MaLisa Spring in Cleveland. Cleveland and other large cities house more than their share of non-native species largely or likely because of the presence of so many non-native weeds and garden introductions. This is the male and the species largely stays to the northern parts of the entire

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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

Coelioxys-sayi,-female,-face

Coelioxys sayi, female, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Odenton, Maryland

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December 17, 2019

amegilla, m, face, india

Tongue of the Amegilla. You can see the longgggg tongue with its brushed tip designed to lap nectar and the odd bits of pollen. You can also see the sheathes and the palps the fold out from under the head to create a tube for sucking up nectar when plentiful. From India = An unknown species of Amegila collected by Suzanne Batra. The fluorescent hairs banding the

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