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Digger Bee on sunflower

Melissodes sp.

Description:

This little guy was packed with pollen! It is on a sunflower on my balcony.

Habitat:

Urban house and garden.

Notes:

http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meliss...

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2 Comments

misako
misako 8 years ago

Thank you Juan! I believe it is the Melissodes species as they are common in the San Francisco Bay Area and love sunflowers. I will update the spotting.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 8 years ago

Hi Misako, I think this is not a Honeybee but an Anthophorid bee

misako
Spotted by
misako

California, USA

Lat: 38.57, Long: -123.32

Spotted on Jul 22, 2011
Submitted on Aug 26, 2011

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