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Cosmosalia nigrolineata with one host plant (Apiaceae) - Lepturobosca nigrolineata

Cosmosalia nigrolineata with one host plant (Apiaceae) - Lepturobosca nigrolineata
Winsor Trl. (254), 10400’ alt, Aspen Basin 7.5’ quadrangle, Santa Fe Co., NM, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
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Go to Main Discussion Page for a general discussion of a group of images related to a mating pair of this species.

This is the bloom of one of a the host plants of the subject species with a male on it (the first observed). It has only been identified as being in the Apiaceae family. If you can identify it to genus or species, please comment.

My wife inadvertently photographed this male on 11JUL2010 (she was going for the flower and bee). It alerted me to look for them.

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Cosmosalia nigrolineata, side view of mating pair - Lepturobosca nigrolineata - male - female Cosmosalia nigrolineata, top view of mating pair - Lepturobosca nigrolineata - male - female Cosmosalia nigrolineata, male of mating pair, collected and pinned - Lepturobosca nigrolineata - male Cosmosalia nigrolineata, female of mating pair, collected and pinned - Lepturobosca nigrolineata - female Cosmosalia nigrolineata, detail of female's recurved pubescence - Lepturobosca nigrolineata - female Cosmosalia nigrolineata with one host plant (Apiaceae) - Lepturobosca nigrolineata

Plant ID
Jerry Friedman has identified this blossom as Oxypolis fendleri (Cowbane), based on recent photos.

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