Small Mining Bee Multi-view - Calliopsis subalpina -
Tonopah Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA April 24, 2015 Size: 7.5mm
This is an extended series of images of a very small black & orange bee, with white clypeus & supraclypeal region. The Clypeus appears to be divided by a long black "snout", that seems to hang over it, down the center-line of the bee's face, above & slightly forward of the mandibles. This bee was filmed on three separate flowers of a Narrow-leaf Globe-mallow plant, next to the house. Yes, I have many more images, but most of them are blurry. She seems like a very close match to Perdita calochorti, but I'm awaiting the review from Dr. Ascher.
Please confirm, move or frass these images. Thanks for your help!
Contributed by Bob Biagi on 26 April, 2015 - 8:06pm
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