Insect and Bug ID forum: Bee with blue wings

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Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
Sep 4, 2015 3:18 PM CST
I saw this guy clutching my porterweed and thought he might be dead. But when I moved in for a side view, he flew away. I just thought it was really pretty and wondered what kind it was. I can't recall seeing one like this before in my yard.

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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Sep 4, 2015 6:13 PM CST
Carpenter-mimic Leafcutter - Megachile xylocopoides maybe.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/69241

http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20q?search=Megachile+xylocopo...

Love the wings!
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crittergarden
Sep 5, 2015 7:19 AM CST
Hurray! Thank You!
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Sep 5, 2015 7:48 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.
Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Larva tested, Pupa approved!
Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Florida
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Forum moderator Plant Identifier
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mellielong
Sep 5, 2015 11:28 AM CST
Thanks again, Janet. The bee thread was very interested in knowing what this guy was so you made a whole thread happy! Thumbs up
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crittergarden
Sep 5, 2015 11:43 AM CST
yes you did!
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
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JRsbugs
Sep 5, 2015 12:13 PM CST
With one fell swoop huh? Hilarious!
Surprisingly GREEN Pittsburgh (Zone 6a)
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crittergarden
Sep 5, 2015 12:18 PM CST
Or a swell foop!
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