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Bee, Carrizo Plain

Bee, Carrizo Plain
Carrizo Plain National Monument, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
November 1, 2015
Size: ~~18 mm
Found on a Kansas Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) that looked to be the only plant blooming for miles around on this drought-stricken native grassland. It was sharing a flower head with, but I cropped them into separate images for upload. Feel free to frass if hopeless; just thought this might not be a very well represented site, at least at this season.