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Plasterer Bee - Colletes simulans - female

Plasterer Bee - Colletes simulans - Female
Irvine Park, Orange, Orange County, California, USA
November 1, 2006

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Plasterer Bee - Colletes simulans - female Plasterer Bee - Colletes simulans - female Plasterer Bee - Colletes simulans - female

Moved
Moved from Colletes simulans.

Moved
Moved from Cellophane bees.

Plasterer Bee (Colletes sp.) - female
A typical member of this intriguing (but difficult at the species level) genus. Peculiar shape of gaster(conical with pointed apex, and with flattened underside contrasting with very convex tergites) is unmistakable and quite visible from this angle.

 
Thanks, Richard
For your ID and detailed responses. Based in part on the info you provided, I'm glad I was able to post multiple photos.

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