California Digger Bee

The California Digger Bee (Anthophora californica) is an anthophorine bee in the family Apidae, found in the San Francisco Bay Area.

This species is a commonly found member of the Anthophora genus at garden sites in California.

Its flight season is from March until June, with peak flight activity in March and April.

California digger bees are solitary bees that nest in the soil, often in flat, bare ground or vertical banks. Nests may be clustered together in large aggregations.

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