First … do you see the bunny waving to …

First … do you see the bunny waving to you in this picture?

Now, the rest of the story…

This bee, Coelioxys immaculata, is an uncommon nest parasite of other bees.  Almost by definition it must be less common since the young C. immaculata usurps a cell of a leaf-cutter bee, kills the host baby bee and eats its food before emerging the next year.  Note the interesting pattern of lobes on its tail end.  Mysterious.