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Bee from the Colorado Desert - Xeralictus biscuspidariae

Bee from the Colorado Desert - Xeralictus biscuspidariae
North of Lobecks Pass, Southeastern Sacramento Mountains, San Bernardino County, California, USA
March 27, 2013
Found torpid on flower head of Xylorhiza tortifolia, before morning sun warmed it enough to fly off for the day's activities.

I wasn't able to make much progress in trying to ID this...but see the last image of this series for remarks on 3 items which seem distinctive to me. And I wonder if the black dot on the abdomen is at all diagnostic?

Postscript 6/11/13: Turns out black dot on side of abdomen is diagnostic...see comments under last image in series.

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