Female Peponapis pruinosa

So I make a lot of mistakes. And this includes misidentifying things, even, yes, on this blog. Le sigh.

But I’m not afraid to admit it, and I try to correct it when I can. This is a post from three months ago…I thought I had Anthophora walshii, but you know what it was actually??? Peponapis pruinosa! The squash bee! Duh, I’m so dumb.

Anthophora walshii
But Peponapis is supposed to be a specialist on squash and I never expected to see it on thistles, so I was ready to believe it was Anthophora. Anyway, my apologies, and I’m here to set the record straight.

Anthophora walshii
Anthophora walshii
Anthophora walshii
Anthophora walshii
Anthophora walshii
Anthophora walshii
Anthophora walshii

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6 thoughts on “Female Peponapis pruinosa

  1. Little squash bee! I, a Humanities [read non-science] person who knows nothing about bees, identified one of these a month ago. But not from photos, from real life. And only hesitantly because–hey, YOU are the expert here.

    But seriously? I have learned so much from your blog. No lie. Mistakes and all. Be a human; we err (that whole “to err is human” thing? Yeah, Humanities canon on that one.)

    Thanks for the errata. 🙂

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