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Globe mallow bee

Diadasia diminuta

Description:

Diadasia diminuta has blonde hairs and greenish eyes. Black and white striped abdomen seen in pics 2 and 3. They specialize on pollen from globe mallows. The long hairs means this is probably a female.

Habitat:

Spotted collecting pollen on Streambank Globe Mallow (Iliamna rivularis) in a meadow next to the Umtanum Creek. Eastern Cascade foothills.

Notes:

Additional resources https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollin...

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2 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 a month ago

So do I Single D. They are fascinating to watch and there are so many specialized bees like this one.

Single D
Single D a month ago

Yep, I like bees.

Brian38
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Brian38

Selah, Washington, United States

Spotted on Jul 7, 2019
Submitted on Dec 25, 2019

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