Monday Night Mystery: What might this bee?

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Sorry for the late posting. Tonight’s challenge is a straight-up identification. Who is this?

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I will award 5 points for family, 5 points for genus, and bonus points for species.

The cumulative points winner across all mysteries for the month of May will win their choice of 1) any 8×10-sized print from my insect photography galleries, or 2) a guest post here on Myrmecos.

Good luck!

9 thoughts on “Monday Night Mystery: What might this bee?”

  1. Rachel Graham

    I agree that Ceratina is a good guess, so family Apidae, genus Ceratina. I was a bit thrown off because I’m used to a marking on the clypeus. As for species, could it be Ceratina mikmaqi? I was looking up Ceratina just now, and this species was just described in 2011 by Rehan and Sheffield. Pretty neat, Ceratina dupla turned out to be 3 species.

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