Calliopsis nebraskensis, Male, Back, New Haven County, CT

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Now this is a rare bee, I have never seen or collected this species before seeing this lovely male in Kassie Urban-Mead's collection of bees from Connecticut, she collected it last year in a field on Verbena, there are only a scattering of records from NJ to Connecticut representing a disjunct population from the populations occurring in the western prairies, perhaps a residue of times past when prairie like conditions occurred here too

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