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Calliopsis barbata ? - Calliopsis barbata

Calliopsis barbata ? - Calliopsis barbata
Robert J. Bernard Biological Field Station, Claremont, Los Angeles County, California, USA
April 30, 2011
Though this bee sits on the ground, I observed them foraging in Phacelia distans.
I think this looks very much like Calliopsis barbata, see also an earlier post from Eaton Canyon.

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Calliopsis barbata -
Thanks, John, for confirming!