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Photo#179839
Nomada - male

Nomada - Male
Fourth-of-July Canyon, New York Mountains, Mojave National Preserve, San Bernardino County, California, USA
April 25, 2008
Size: ~ 11 mm
Taking nectar in Lesquerella kingii ssp. latifolia.
Probably impossible to take beyond genus?

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Nomada - male Nomada - male Nomada - male

large size suggests the edwardsii species group
=former subgenus Holonomada

these are parasites of Eucera (Synhalonia)

the most common species is N. edwardsii

My N. edwardsii photos are here:
http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20o?search=Nomada+edwardsii

 
Thanks, John,
for the good information (a cairn on the path), also looked at your photos - great zoom-in function!

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