Males look similar to the other occurring species in Florida, X. virginica. Females on the other hand are all black with a purplish body for this species.
Near the dunes with cacti, thistle, oats, etc.
These bees were going crazy over the thistle. Picture was taken in St. Augustine, FL.
Lat: 29.71, Long: -81.23
Spotted on Feb 19, 2012
Submitted on May 26, 2014