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Eucera (Synhalonia) - Eucera - male

Eucera (Synhalonia) - Eucera - Male
Baskett Slough NWR, Polk County, Oregon, USA
May 18, 2007
The gentleman who monitors Fenders Blue Plebejus (icarioides fenderii) Identified this bee for me.
Anyone know this flower?

resembles the male of E. (S.) edwardsii
and it may be that species (compare with reference collection if available)

 
Thanks, John!
I'll check the L.A. County Museum. If not there, I had wanted to go out to Riverside anyway.
I'll be posting some bees from Claremont soon, but am waiting for sunny & warmer weather.
For now, I'll post what looks like a fairly large black Anthophora. Didn't get good photos yesterday, too cloudy. Trying some posed shots today.

 
large black Anthophora is likely either
black form of A. pacifica or black form of Habropoda tristissima

 
Thanks again, John!
Your information helped me greatly. Since I recall the difference in venation between Habropoda and Anthophora (double-checked in Michener), and knew the Habropoda tristissima from sampling at Hastings with Robbin Thorp, it had to be A. pacifica. Still, would appreciate your comments on that page.

Moved
Moved from Eucera.

The plant is
Dichelostemma capitatum , Lily family (s.l.).

 
Dichelostemma capitatum
Thanks a lot for the ID.
Michel Kleinbaum

there is no North American Hymenopteran named behrii
or behri, or baerii, or baeri...

Michener (2000) recognized Synhalonia as a subgenus of Eucera

 
Eucera (Synhalonia)
Thank you, I will name it simply Eucera (Synhalonia)
Michel Kleinbaum

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