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Photo#126361
Xylocopa varipuncta - male

Xylocopa varipuncta - Male
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont, Los Angeles County, California, USA
June 10, 2007
Frequenting a patch of Asclepias fascicularis (Narrow-leaved Milkweed) for nectar, and inadvertently picking up the plant's pollinia (masses of pollen grains packaged in pairs of 'sacks', produced by members of the Milkweed and Orchid families; visible on this male's tarsi).