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Neolarra - Neolarra californica

Neolarra - Neolarra californica
Red Rock Canyon State Park, Kern County, California, USA
May 13, 2009
Size: ~3-4mm
Taking nectar in Lepidium flavum.
Looked at some of these at the L.A.NHM, but had not taken a specimen, just the photos.
I could be wrong about the size, but will hopefully see more at RRCSP.
I'm not sure from my photos whether the axilla is produced (acute tooth), or has a rounded outer margin. Thus, don't know whether N. (Neolarra) or N. (Phileremulus).
Perhaps John Ascher will have some ideas?
Moved to genus, perhaps it will be notice here.

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Moved from Neolarra.

Probably Neolarra californica
It looks like that species and the locality is appropriate. Note Neolarra californica records from 13 mi S of Shafter Kern Co. in Shanks' 1977 revision.

Thanks again, John -
I just found the reference in Michener (2007), & will try to get a copy in preparation for next year.

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