Cuckoo Bee
Nomada vegana species group

cuckoo bee
Small Cuckoo Bee found feeding on pollen on a Curly-cup Gumweed flower on Antelope Island.
Bugguide says this group of bees are
kleptoparasites of Metallic Green Bees. Nomada species
 are so beautiful and come in so many different colors that they have become some of my very
favorite bees to photograph (even though they are a little cuckoo).  © Carol Davis 7-30-2013

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