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I am an augochloropsis sumptuosa, which is a type of sweat bee.  Bees are not just yellow and black or brown! They are blue, green, purple, iridescent, and even white.

I am a two-spotted bumblebee from Virginia.  Like most bumblebees, I am quite a bit larger than a honeybee.  This makes me a very efficient pollinator.

I am a yellow jacket that was found in Maryland.

Although I am blue, like the sweat bee in the first photo, I am not a bee.  I am a perilampidae wasp found in Maryland. 

I am a thyreus white bee, or a cuckoo bee, from Ethiopia.

I am a melissodes tinctus, or a Long-horn bee, found in Florida.  I am, unfortunately, rarely seen any more.

Sam Droege | USGS Bee  Inventory and Monitoring Lab

Sam Droege | USGS Bee  Inventory and Monitoring Lab

Sam Droege | USGS Bee  Inventory and Monitoring Lab

Sam Droege | USGS Bee  Inventory and Monitoring Lab

Sam Droege | USGS Bee  Inventory and Monitoring Lab

Greta Forbes | USGS Bee  Inventory and Monitoring Lab