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Mason Bee With Green Neck & Long Tongue - Lithurgopsis apicalis - male

Mason Bee With Green Neck & Long Tongue - Lithurgopsis apicalis - Male
Tonopah Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
April 4, 2015
Size: 10mm
This bee is in a Prickly Pear Cactus, Opuntia Engelmannii. His neck appears to be green and I don't think that it is a camera error. I have seen some yellow colored necks, in some other peoples images of Lithurgopsis sp. and I don't know if it is a character of any one species. After sipping some nectar, we can see his very long tongue! (approx. 4mm)

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Mason Bee With Green Neck & Long Tongue - Lithurgopsis apicalis - male Mason Bee With Green Neck & Long Tongue - Lithurgopsis apicalis - male Mason Bee With Green Neck & Long Tongue - Lithurgopsis apicalis - male Mason Bee With Green Neck & Long Tongue - Lithurgopsis apicalis - male Mason Bee With Green Neck & Long Tongue - Lithurgopsis apicalis - male Mason Bee With Green Neck & Long Tongue - Lithurgopsis apicalis - male

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Thanks
John, thanks for being an ID monster! I'm going to submit a few more of this genus, before looking over the Chimney Bees.

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