Asteraceae : Grindelia Bee: Apidae
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USA: California:: San Mateo Co. Venice Beach, cliffs above ocean
37 28.785 122 27.010, 4 Aug 2006.
Note the full pollen basket on the rear legs of this bee that is collecting pollen on the head of a Grindelia. The light green, compound eyes are striking. You can also see the tattered wings, indicating this bee is getting old...
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