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Longhorn Bee

Melissodes sp.

Description:

Black, white and tan fuzzy bee with long antenna. It has very fuzzy, tan legs. The body hairs are white. The abdomen has white hairy stripes across the center of each segment.

Habitat:

California sunflowers in chaparral habitat

Notes:

Subgenus Melissodes, Nominate Melissodes Probably Melissodes communis alopex

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California, USA

Spotted on Jun 1, 2020
Submitted on Jun 2, 2020

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