Who was that furry little insect?
Kudos to all of you who guessed Nomada, the cuckoo bee.
I’ll award points as follows: 5 (half-credit) to Grim, who guessed first but later recanted. 5 points to Gordon Snelling, who was next in line. And 5 more to JasonC, who provided detailed supporting characters for his identification.
Nomada is a fascinating bee. Rather than build a nest, it lays its eggs in the nests of other species. Thus, Nomada is a sort of apid analogue to parasitic cuckoo birds.