Early spring bees: Nomada

Despite my best attempts this spring, I have yet to find a nesting aggregation of my favourite early spring bee (Colletes inaequalis) in my new location. Sad.

But I did find these cuckoo bees (Nomada sp.) out last week, although I didn’t have my macro lens! Oh well, these photos will have to do for my first bee shots of the year.
Nomada
Nomada
Clean the antennae!
Nomada
Nomada
I do believe this is a male, and there were many of them flying around, probably waiting for the females to emerge so that they could mate.

First bees of the year! Woo!

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