Odd looking sweat bee ?

Lord VetinariLord Vetinari SmugbugRegistered Users Posts: 15,561 Major grins

Spotted what I thought was an odd looking sweat bee in a cat's ear flower. Turned out is was mating bundle of Hylaeus bees with one female and two males. The bee species was a new one on me with the males not having a full face shield. Hylaeus communis. This is the third Hylaeus bee species I've seen in the garden.
Natural light.

Brian V.

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