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Megaphorus, but any idea of species? Yes - Megaphorus megachile

Megaphorus, but any idea of species? Yes - Megaphorus megachile
James Dilley Greenbelt Preserve, Laguna Beach, Orange County, California, USA
August 27, 2008
I've shot this genus before, but this appears to be a different species. That statement is based on the thicker abdomen and stripe thereon. I have another photo with the head less tilted, if that's of any help. It's tough to get different angles on these guys.

Moved
Moved from Megaphorus.

Five species
In CA. The local M. megachile is likely the only species there with black femoral bases. If these are black and not red then this is M. megachile.

 
Thanks, Herschel.
All I see up there is black. If an editor sees this, we need a new page.

 
Ron, .you should ask
for new pages on the forum, I only ran into this remark because I was posting to the genus myself

 
Thanks, Margarethe
When the forum first started, I eagerly used it with absolutely no results. Others got pages, while one other contributor (Cheryl) and I got zilch. I started feeling very second class and simply gave up.

However, that was some time ago, and it makes sense to try it again.

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