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Soh Kam Yung was making his way back to the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Visitor Centre, due to the coming rain when he saw this small bee resting on a blade of grass and decided to take shots of it. As it turned out, it is a rare sweat bee, Lipotriches goniognatha. Spotted on 4 June 2023. It sometimes pays to shoot first and then try to ID later. 🙂

On iNaturalist [ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/165457463 ]

Two different perspective views of the sweat bee, Lipotriches goniognatha.

This bee is also known as the Angle-jawed Austral-Nomia.

References:

Photographs attribute to Soh Kam Yung.

  1. A Guide to the Bees of Singapore by Zestin W>W> Soh & John S. Ascher © 2020
  2. Biodiversity of Singapore https://singapore.biodiversity.online/species/A-Arth-Hexa-Hymenoptera-000084