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Could you tell me what this bug is please.
I saw this this weekend in South Africa (Where I reside) and would love o know what bug this is.
Many Thanks
Bjorn Behr

Hi Bjorn,
We checked with Eric Eaton who wrote back: “some kind of cuckoo bee, family Apidae (formerly Anthophoridae.” He said he would try to find out the species for us. Here is what he found out: “Ok, the cuckoo bee is in the genus Thyreus, and they are parasites of other bees in the genera Anthophora and Amegilla. There are apparently several species that look nearly identical. Thank goodness for my “Field Guide to Insects of South Africa,” by Mike Picker, Charles Griffiths, and Alan Weaving, 2002, Struik Publishers, 440 pp. Eric “

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