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Bee like pollinator - Anthophora bomboides

Bee like pollinator - Anthophora bomboides
Arvada, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA
December 31, 1969
I thought this was some kind of bee until I saw the snout. It behaves very much like a bee, going from flower to flower and crawling in. It is slightly larger than a honey bee.

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Anthophora (Melea) female
I think it's A. bomboides

I have a similar photo from Nevada
I'm curious which bee yours is because I have a photo almost exactly like this except the flower is a monkshood instead of a penstemon. I think they usually keep their mouth parts tucked under their chins and extend them to reach into a flower.

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