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For additional images see 06A.03.
Titles are best viewed after sorting by 'issue date' (= actual field date).
Masked Bees (Hylaeus) trapped within nest of Osmia coerulescens.
Similar, about 20 sec later.
Mud wall and characteristic cocoon (small nipple) of the spider-using wasp Trypoxylon collinum.
The new nest is likely the biennial bee Osmia texana. The others are old nests of the bee Osmia lignaria.
1st and 3rd cavities the bee Osmia coerulescens, others the wasp Ancistrocerus antilope.
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