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  1. #1
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    Default what kind of bee is this?

    Last edited by nkhd1; 07-04-2010 at 01:47 PM. Reason: revised link

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    Default Re: what kind of bee is this?

    linky no worky

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    Default Re: what kind of bee is this?

    Need a better Quality picture!

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    Default Re: what kind of bee is this?

    the pic is fine but when i put it in photobucket it became really small
    obviously digital imagery is not my forte.

    when i open the jpg file it opens large and detailed - when i open the photobucket link its little and indiscernable

    the file has been downsized to fit within the size limitations of beesource but it will not take it

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    Default what kind of bee is this? pic better


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    Default Re: what kind of bee is this?

    Your photo is picture perfect now! It's too bad the lower part is a little dark. Could have been lightened with a white card, but not a flash.

    It could be one of the leaf cutter bees, [Megachilinae] also seen in the thread; "Black and White bee". The bees seem to get the ventral part of their abdomens dusted with pollen.>> http://bugguide.net/node/view/151146

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    Default Re: what kind of bee is this?

    Yes, it certainly does look like a leafcutter bee. Wish I had some in my back yard, i put a nesting box up this Spring but no luck with any leafcutters yet!
    The little bee returns with evening's gloom,
    To join her comrades in the braided hive... -Tennyson

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    Default Re: what kind of bee is this?

    yep I reckon thats it.

    Thanks alot guys

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    Default Re: what kind of bee is this?

    The light from the flower changes the colors a lot... but it looks like a leaf cutter to me.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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