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Contact: Kendra Snyder
American Museum of Natural History

North American Bee

Caption: The cleptoparasitic bee Coelioxys sayi, shown here, is widely distributed in North America and parasitizes Megachile leaf-cutter bees. This photo was taken in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Credit: AMNH/J. S. Ascher

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