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Anthophora abrupta - Miner Bee ?? #4 - Anthophora abrupta

Anthophora abrupta - Miner Bee ?? #4 - Anthophora abrupta
Baton Rouge - BREC Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
May 18, 2009
Size: about 2 cm long
This is a follow-up to to a discussion of 5/14/09.
Attempting to provide more detail pictures of a colony of insects to confirm ID.

Finally got a few of these girls to sit still. 65 degF this morning.
Wow what a proboscis/tongue.

John

Anthophora abrupta makes burrows like this, and this bee looks like a plausible match with the images in the guide. I hope you can get some clearer images of the bees so Dr. Ascher can confirm. I'm not sure how many other species might make similar structures. Great find!
… Charley Eiseman, 14 May, 2009 - 8:15pm