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Posts Tagged: Sphecodes

Seeing Red

Sweat bee

It’s triple-digit hot and you’re relaxing in a swimming pool when suddenly you realize you have company. A knat-sized insect with a red abdomen lands next to you. It looks like a wasp. No, it looks like a bee. Wait, what is it? In this case (see...

Sweat bee
Sweat bee

THIS GNAT-SIZED insect with a red abdomen is a female cuckoo sweat bee from the genus Sphecodes. Fished out of a swimming pool, it is crawling around on a net. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, July 17, 2009 at 6:44 PM
Tags: cuckoo bee (5), Mace Vaughan (4), Robbin Thorp (238), Sphecodes (1)
 
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