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another cuckoo bee - Townsendiella rufiventris

another cuckoo bee - Townsendiella rufiventris
Robert J. Bernard Biological Field Station, Claremont, Los Angeles County, California, USA
April 30, 2011

Moved from Cuckoo Bees.


this appears to be Townsendiella rufiventris.

Execellent find !

Happy 2016 Hartmut, John, and other BugGuide friends !

Happy 2016 to you and your family, Emile!
THANKS, Emile, your comments served as a reminder/ wake-up call to get back to this! Some time ago, after John Ascher's comment, I landed on T. rufiventris based on Linsley. Also, there's a collection record at the Field Station (Molly Rightmyer, 04/18/2002). However, I wasn't certain, also forgot about the matter due to loads of family obligations.
I just checked with James Hung who has collected a series of this and agrees with the ID.

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