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bee sp - Dianthidium

bee sp - Dianthidium
Mt Umunhum, Santa Clara County, California, USA
August 26, 2018
Size: Yellowjacket size
Open ridge top at about 3000 ft on the trail up to Mt Um, patch of Vinegar Weed.

Sorry for the poor pix (very windy up there) -- returned hoping to do better but couldn’t find this one again. Still would like an ID for ref.

I thought it was a bee but it’s got no fuzz.

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Reminds me of this one:

But that's just an observation--not an ID. Wait to see what the experts have to say.