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Photo#80885
Bee - female

Bee - Female
~2400 ft, Figueroa Mountain Road, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
September 25, 2006
Female bee (Anthophora sp.?), with distinctly brown, rather than black, flagellomeres, taking nectar in a Trichostema lanceolatum (Turpentine plant). There's probably not enough visual information for an ID; just thought they were cute. Actually, I was on the lookout for a bee fly associated with this plant, but was not successful.

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Bee - female Bee - female

Moved

Moved
Moved from Centris cockerelli.

Sorry about the mistaken tags

Moved
Moved from Honey, Bumble, and Digger Bees.

bad tag done by mistake, sorry

Apinae
female

note blue eyes:

Melissodes or Anthophorula?

Turpentine plant locations
Have you tried Bob Allen on this? He's doing a book on native plants of Orange County. It is a very cute bee, and the flower coordinates nicely with its eyes.

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