A Digger Bee

Anthophorula ?

a Apidae, possibly Anthophorula, photo © by Michael Plagens

Visiting flowers of Creosote Bush (Larrea tridentata), Wickenburg, Arizona, 13 April 2014.

Apidae -- Bee Family

Most digger bees are relatively large, fast flying bees. This one has a distinctly banded, yellow and black abdomen. It is visiting flowers of Creosote Bush, Larrea tridentata, a dominant shrub in the Sonoran Desert and the Chihuahuan Desert.

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