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Agapostemon? - Agapostemon texanus - male

Agapostemon? - Agapostemon texanus - Male
Claremont, Los Angeles County, California, USA
July 20, 2012
Size: Approx. 11 mm
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Agapostemon? - Agapostemon texanus - male Agapostemon? - Agapostemon texanus - male Agapostemon? - Agapostemon texanus - male

Moved

Yes, Agapostemon
Very likely A. texanus: note swollen hind femur with small tooth near the apex, black base of metasoma T1, and southern California distribution.
Great shot of a beautiful, and often fast-cruising, bee! :)

 
Thanks!
Thank you so much! A. texanus will be a new addition to our field station invert list.

These bees really do zip around – mostly they look like blurs with a flash of green. Fortunately, quite a few of them were on these flowers, and eventually some stopped on flowers long enough to photograph.

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