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Sleeping Bees - Eucera - male

Sleeping Bees - Eucera - Male
Pleasanton / Sunol, Alameda County, California, USA
April 1, 2008
Size: 1/2 "
It was early morning when I found these sleepy heads attached to an old flower pod . The sun was up , but they were not ready to start their day . They could only move their eyes as they watched me take their photo . I think that I heard a buzz here and there , but they did not move their bodies or wings . I don't know what kind of bee this is , but was impressed with the long antennae . Thanks for any information to further my buggie knowledge , sincerely Bugsys posy

Looks like
Looks like Long-horned bees (Tribe Eucerini) possibly Genus Eucera; please wait for an expert.

 
yes
this is a sleeping aggregation of Eucera (Synhalonia) males

Note the very long, all black antennae (as opposed to pale below in most Melissodes)

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