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    Re: Are These Native Bees? What Kind?

    Yes, they are vespid wasps. These ones are weird cousins of the hornets.
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    Re: Are These Native Bees? What Kind?

    Great guess Will.

    Those are indeed Pseudomasaris, and although I am not familiar with the flora of TX or NM, I would guess they are foraging on Phacelia.

    The females have the shorter clubbed...
  3. Thread: Bee ID help

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    Re: Bee ID help

    Howdy Folks,

    The bee in the image is a female Xylocopa, a carpenter bee.

    2 obvious characters are the scopa - pollen carrying apparatus on the hind legs, and the mouth parts.

    Bumblebees do...
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    Re: What bee would this be?

    Howdy, your bee is likely one from the family Megachilidae, and possibly in the genus Megachile or Anthidium however it may be from another member of this family. Determining the species from your...
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