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Photo#517846
Male Anthidium Bee? - Pseudomasaris vespoides - male

Male Anthidium Bee? - Pseudomasaris vespoides - Male
Carmichael, Sacramento County, California, USA
May 19, 2011
Size: 1 "
Photo taken 3:30 pm resting on a Salvia clevelandii , but patrolling a nearby patch of foothill penstemon.
Temp 73, no wind.

Moved
Moved from Pseudomasaris.
Those 'golf clubs' belong to male P. vespoides, and it makes sense that this wasp was patrolling foothill Penstemon, one of several species where females get their pollen.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Please click on "edit"
and fix the date--unless, of course, the shot was actually taken in December 1901. :)

That said, this reminds me of a Pollen Wasp--maybe something close to Pseudomasaris vespoides?



Let's see if the experts agree.

 
yes
a Pseudomasaris male (not certain of the species)

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