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Pollen-Wasp on Phacelia ramosissima - Pseudomasaris coquilletti - female

Pollen-Wasp on Phacelia ramosissima - Pseudomasaris coquilletti - Female
Cedar Mountain, Alameda County, California, USA
May 19, 2012
Note her long proboscis is deployed here...straight down into the corolla, presumably probing for nectar to feed on and fuel her activities.

Some key characters mentioned in Richards (1963)...involving the front and middle basitarsi, and the mid femur and tibia...are also visible here (especially in large-size image).

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Pollen-Wasp on Phacelia ramosissima - Pseudomasaris coquilletti - female Pollen-Wasp on Phacelia ramosissima - Pseudomasaris coquilletti - female Pollen-Wasp on Phacelia ramosissima - Pseudomasaris coquilletti - female Pollen-Wasp on Phacelia ramosissima - Pseudomasaris coquilletti - female Pollen-Wasp on Phacelia ramosissima - Pseudomasaris coquilletti - female