Mason Bee With Green Neck & Long Tongue - Lithurgopsis -
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)
Please confirm, move or frass these images. Thanks for your help!
Contributed by Bob Biagi on 17 April, 2015 - 11:58am Last updated 17 April, 2015 - 7:20pm
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