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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
Moved from Cuckoo Bees.

Moved
Townsendiella?

 
Yes,
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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