Cuckoo Bee
Nomada edwardsii group

I found this beautiful bee at Red Butte garden and photographed it just as it lifted off the flower. It's a good thing
 I did because the rest of the time it was either moving or buried in
the flower. 
Carol Davis 5-29-2012

cuckoo bee
According to Bugguide, Cuckoo Bees (larval stage) in the Nomada Edwardsii group are
 parasites of Long-horned Bees.
Identification of this bee is based on a review
by Bugguide.  Carol Davis 5-29-2012

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