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Blue banded bee #2 | by James Niland
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Blue banded bee #2

I've been looking for this cute bee to do this for a while, got lucky at my Uncle's place

 

Family Anthophoridae

Blue-banded Bee - Amegilla cingulata

My best guess is that it's a female, only 4 stripes on the abdomen not 5 like the males have.

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Taken on April 17, 2011