Two Bees or Not Two Bees

I made a brief stop in the I-35 Huxley-Slater interchange today to see what insects were flying.

This bee, probably a leaf cutter bee, was on purple coneflower.

Wild bergamot also had an insect visitor.  I am pretty sure it was another bee but I did not get another view of it.  On the left side of the flower is a small geometrid caterpillar.  Look for the plant part with the stripe on it.

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Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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