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Photo#1058572
Chimney Bee Blond Hairs - Diadasia - male

Chimney Bee Blond Hairs - Diadasia - Male
Tonopah Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
April 4, 2015
Size: 11mm
This bee is in a Prickly Pear Cactus, Opuntia Engelmannii. I think that this is a male Chimney Bee in the Diadasia australis species group. This bee was rapidly raking his mouth-parts, with his forearms.

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Moved
Moved from ID Request.

 
Repitition
John, I filmed a few other males with some slower mouth movements, but most of that footage is not as bright. Thanks for helping me!

 
Is this the genus of bee that
Is this the genus of bee that is now all over the sandy trails of Maricopa county?

 
Maybe
There are other types of Bees around, as well.

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