Calliopsis (Nomadopsis) puellae - Calliopsis puellae
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, San Diego County, California, USA
March 28, 2005
Size: right--BL 8.5-9 mm
We found these two bees on Desert Chicory (Rafinesquiae neomexicana) in Borrego Palm Canyon. They had just separated after mating. The BL of the right insect is about 8.5-9 mm. The wing venation suggests Panurginae. If yes, yellow integumental bands suggest Nomadopsis?
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