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Anthophorula? - female

Anthophorula? - 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.
2018: started looking at older photos. Some, such as this one, may well turn out to be Anthophorula

Images of this individual: tag all
Anthophorula? - female Bee - female


Moved from Centris cockerelli.

Sorry about the mistaken tags

Moved from Honey, Bumble, and Digger Bees.

bad tag done by mistake, sorry


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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