Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, San Diego County, California, USA April 23, 2009 Size: BL about 16 mm
We saw this handsome large bee, probably a male, on Sweetbush (Bebbia juncea) at Vallecito Ranch in the Park. We also saw it at a few other flowering plants at various locations, but were unable to photograph it. It looks like an Anthophora with the furry thorax extending down to the first tergite, but these photos do not show wing venation.
Contributed by Lynn Monroe on 20 May, 2009 - 7:31am Last updated 16 November, 2009 - 9:59am
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