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Bee - Anthophora urbana - female

Bee - Anthophora urbana - Female
Riley Wilderness Park, Orange County, California, USA
August 16, 2009
Size: approx. 1cm
A very rapid hovering flier alighted only for an instant on each flower.

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Anthophora urbana
female

Wonderful photo!
These things are tough to capture. (I call them touch-and-go bees.) So this is what they look like!

 
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Thanks Ron! At first I thought they were hoverflies.

Bee
Looks to be in the genus Anthophora.

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