About 12-14 millimeters in body length, colored black with white scales as shown.
Bee is hanging from a saltcedar tree (Tamarix sp.) in a vast open field of degraded shortgrass prairie with sunflower, yucca, prickly-pear cacti, and scattered elm trees.
This bee is "sleeping" in response to an approaching storm. It is gripping the end of the twig with only its mandibles.
Lat: 38.83, Long: -104.74
Spotted on Jun 16, 2012
Submitted on Jan 19, 2014