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April 2012 - Cuckoo Leaf-cutter Bee
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Cuckoo Leaf-cutter Bee, Coelioxys rufitarsis, female
Cuckoo Leaf-cutter Bee, Coelioxys rufitarsis

Cuckoo Bees are noted for their habit of laying eggs in the nests of other bees, similar to the habit of Cuckoo birds. The female, above, has a pointed abdomen while the male, below, has a set of "teeth" at the end of its abdomen.

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Cuckoo Leaf-cutter Bee, Coelioxys rufitarsis, male

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