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pollen wasp - Pseudomasaris coquilletti

pollen wasp - Pseudomasaris coquilletti
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, San Diego County, California, USA
March 15, 2020
On Phacelia distans. Robert Velten suggested a male Pseudomasaris coquilletti.

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I think it is
a male P. coquilletti 'sleeping' on the Phacelia. Time of day or cloudy?
'Moved from Pseudomasaris.

 
time of day
It was mid-day, but cloudy, windy, and cold for the desert. Maybe 55-60 degrees F.

 
Thanks, Sue -
Thought so, that's why this male is holding on & in the flower!

Moved

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