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13 bees sleeping on a cosmos flower - Melissodes - male

13 bees sleeping on a cosmos flower - Melissodes - Male
berkeley, alameda County, California, USA
July 18, 2005
Size: less than .5 inches?
These guys are busy in my yard all day and then gather in a few flowers at dusk. They are gone early the next day.

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13 bees sleeping on a cosmos flower - Melissodes - male 13 bees sleeping on a cosmos flower - Melissodes - male

Moved
Moved from Digger bees.

Melissodes males
Frankie et al. 2005 (JKES) recorded M. lupina and M. robustior in Berkeley

Male Eucerini bees.
The long antennae give these away as males of some kind of Eucerini bee (family Apidae). There are several genera that share fundamental characteristics in common.

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