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Digger Bee on sunflower

Melissodes sp.


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


Urban house and garden.


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misako 9 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 9 years ago

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

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California, USA

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

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