This Anthophorine Bee nestled itself in between the Blue Dicks blossoms--not sure if it is resting or getting nectar from the flower similar to the way carpenter bees do. I saw another bee of the same species in the same position on another blossom. It was a bit smaller than a honey bee.
In grass along Deer Flat Trail in Mount Diablo State Park, CA.
Solitary, ground nesting. Adults are active from February to early June in California (bugguide.net).
Lat: 37.91, Long: -121.95
Spotted on Mar 26, 2012
Submitted on Mar 28, 2012
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