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Ericrocis lata? - Brachymelecta californica

Ericrocis lata? - Brachymelecta californica
Claremont, Los Angeles County, California, USA
October 3, 2010
I found this bee visiting Scale-Broom (Lepidospartum squamatum) at about 10:30 a.m. in coastal sage scrub at the Claremont Colleges' Robert J. Bernard Biological Field Station. I was wondering if it might be Ericrocis lata? Confirmation, correction, or any additional information will be greatly appreciated!

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Xeromelecta californica -
Nice photos, Nancy!
Note the much shorter marginal cell in your bee, compared to the quite long one in Ericrocis lata, but they're darn similar in many respects, especially pattern and coloration.
See DiscoverLife image of E. lata, as well as description.

 
Thanks, Hartmut!
I see what you mean. I made the mistake of not looking further after finding one bee that was superficially similar! But in any event, I think this is really cool bee, and it's a new taxon for our field station invertebrate list.

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