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Chimney Bee Mouthparts & Body - Diadasia - female

Chimney Bee Mouthparts & Body - Diadasia - Female
Tonopah Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
April 4, 2015
Size: 12mm
This bee is in a Prickly Pear Cactus, Opuntia Engelmannii. This is likely a female in the Diadasia australis species group. This is an extended series of her from several angles. The 4mm long Labium, striped Maxillae and other parts of her body are included with some good wing details. The last shot shows her with what I think is another female, with bare hind legs. (rear is slightly darker, with sharp edges)
Please confirm, move or frass these images. Thanks for your help!

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Chimney Bee Wing Vein Comparison
John, this may be useful information. Please note the two, small parallel lines bordering what I think is her second submarginal cell. I believe that these lines are called the 1st & 2nd transcubital veins. This cell appears to be very square or rectangular, in shape. Now please take a look back at this old image of a different kind of female Chimney Bee, from Nevada:
OK, I see that she is in another sub-genus grouping, so this may not be helpful.

Her cell seems much more triangular and those lines are not parallel. I also noticed that her abdomen is very hairy, for a female of this genus, but I know that it can get much colder in Nevada.
Please let me know if this information is helpful and feel free to use my images an any way, if it helps the BugGuide. Thanks

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