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Unidentified at suppressed - 3 Mar 2020
Unidentified at suppressed - 3 Mar 2020
Unidentified at suppressed - 3 Mar 2020
Unidentified at suppressed - 3 Mar 2020
Unidentified at suppressed - 3 Mar 2020
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Identification history

Sphecidae or Crabronidae (families) 6 Jun 2020 michaelb
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) bicingulatum 16 May 2020 MichaelMulvaney
Cerceris sp. (genus) 8 Mar 2020 TimL

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Author's notes

Thanks to Marcus Leach for the initial sighting.

3 comments

KimPullen wrote:
   13 Mar 2020
This is a bee.
   17 May 2020
It is no bee that know of and the hind leg seems more wasp-like. I would think that a crabronid was a better guess, though the surface of the thorax seems to be smoother than I would have expected for Cerceris.
TimL wrote:
   17 May 2020
A follow up sighting 4259854 has just been posted with some additional images to help with identification.

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Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 3 Mar 2020 11:19 AM Recorded on
  • TimL Recorded by

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  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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