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Chisos Basin Trail, Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, Texas, USA
June 7, 2016

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Moved from ID Request.

Female - Anthophorine Bee
Is that a Prickly Pear Cactus plant? Do you have any other views of this gal, because I'm not exactly 100% sure? (small-dark mandibles, thin-green eyes, yellow hairs all over her face, thorax & legs, etc.)
This one is known from your area, but if confirmed, this might be a first for your state, congrats!
Anthophora fedorica: ♀ (central US & Mexico range) She also likes the yummy cactus flowers! Let's wait for an expert.

 
Did you rule out the more expected
Diadasia australis group?

 
No, I was unable to do that.
Without seeing the wing veins, I'm still not sure. I was hoping that you would see something that I missed. (The eyes seem to be small and more greenish and less light-grayish or dark-blue.) Thanks for helping!
Example images of Diadasia bees: ♂ Here's one from Texas: ♂

 
type of plant
The flower belongs to a prickly pear cactus. Unfortunately, I couldn't get any other shots of the bee.

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