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Mating cactus bees (Diadasia) - Diadasia - male - female

Mating cactus bees (Diadasia) - Diadasia - Male Female
West side of Sierra Vista, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
May 7, 2010
I realize there may be too much pollen covering the bees to permit further identification. These were in a very large residential cactus garden with many species in bloom. The blossom is prickly pear (Opuntia sp). The elevation is approx. 4,500' The bees never stopped moving so I was shooting at a rapidly swirling mass and hoping for the best.

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Moved from ID Request.

Diadasia australis species group
D. rinconis rinconis should be common at that site, but I can't rule out other less likely possibilities.

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