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Hoplitis (Cyrtosmia) hypocrita - Hoplitis hypocrita - male

Hoplitis (Cyrtosmia) hypocrita - Hoplitis hypocrita - Male
Ridge above Kentucky Springs Canyon, ~4120 feet altitude, San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles County, California, USA
April 2, 2007
Taking nectar in Ericameria linearifolia.
Looks like megachilid bee, so perhaps an Osmia(?),and a male.

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Hoplitis (Cyrtosmia) hypocrita - Hoplitis hypocrita - male Hoplitis (Cyrtosmia) hypocrita - Hoplitis hypocrita - male

Hoplitis (Cyrtosmia) hypocrita (Cockerell)
male

good find

 
Thanks so much, John,
also for mentioning diagnostic characters!

hooked apical flagellomere suggests Hoplitis
I'll investigate the species

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