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December 17, 2019

Andrena clarkella, F, side 1, Hancock co

An Andrena bee that knows how to dress. Black hairs throughout with fluorescent orange pollen carrying hairs and a topmast of off-white. This is a northern / arctic species that occurs worldwide. Recent discoveries have shown its distribution extends to high elevations in West Virginia (thank you Jane).This specimen is from Maine (thank you Alison). Photography by

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December 17, 2019

Tarpela micans, U, Back, NC, Buncombie County

Collected , in Glycol trap, Tarpela micans, with lovely oil can sheen, identified by Warren Steiner

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December 17, 2019

Megachile integra, f, face, Suffolk, VA

Megachile integra is one of a small clade of Megachile and Trachusa that need small viney things in the pea family (fuzzy beans and milk peas) to feed their babies. These are nice purple flowering plants, but tend toward unkemptedness and clambering over other plants so they are almost never included in plantings for pollinators, yet, yet, yet, they should and I would

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December 17, 2019

Triepeolus lunatus, f, back, Charleston Co., SC

Another nest parasite. Another Triepeolus. This time is is T. lunatus. A common species for a nest parasite in that it shows up regularly. The thought is that it is the nest parasite of Melissodes bimaculata which is perhaps the most abundant long-horned bee in the East, but probably is more generic in what Melissodes' nest it will invade. None of this nesting is

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December 17, 2019

Colletes ciliatus, f, Back, jugbay,MD

Super cool, Super rare, Super fun. Who would say such a thing about a little brown bee? In this case it is Colletes ciliatus. Here is a bee that was featured in a paper we wrote several years ago as one of the "missing bees" not seen for many years. It has only a few records; all from the MidWest with one specimen from Alexandria (the town across from Washington D.C

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December 17, 2019

Colletes validus, female, face

Look at the veryyyyyyy long distance from the bottom of the compound eye to the mandible base (technically this is called the malar space). Few bees show this long a head and it is nearly distinctive within Colletes at least in the north. This is a species that likes to hang out around blueberries and other Vaccinium type things. It tends to clump its nests together and

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December 17, 2019

Anthophora flexipes, f, back, Mariposa, CA

A wee little Anthophora. Meet Anthophora flexipes. I don't know much about this species since it lives out West where I don't live, but it is cute and it is an Anthophora. Collected way up the mountains from a burn study in Yosemite National Park by Claire Kremen's bee study group. We have been working on prepping specimens, this one is better than when we got it, but

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December 17, 2019

Hylaeus verticalis, M, side, Michigan, Keweenaw County

From Isle Royale National Park in Michigan... Hylaeus verticalis. So many bee species to document....Photography by Sara Guerrieri. 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

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December 17, 2019

Panurginus, species A, South Dakota, back

Undescribed Panurginus Species from Badlands National Park

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December 17, 2019

Fly, face, Upper Marlboro

Unknown species of fly found in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

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December 17, 2019

Lassioglossum microlepoides, female-back

Lasioglossum microlepoides, female - March 2012, Hawaii; An alien species from North America, Newly detected in Hawaii