Female Pollen Wasp on Phacelia calthifolia - Pseudomasaris basirufus
In dead-end box-canyon east off Badwater Road, a few miles north of Mormon Point, Death Valley National Park, Inyo County, California, USA
February 14, 2016
Thank goodness I got this shot...it shows the diagnostic markings for identifying the female here (white spot on mandibles; and absence of white spot on the frons).
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