The Leaf Cutting Bees are enjoying the pollen and nectar of many plants in our native garden area. Most of the plants in this garden are native to California, but I just can't resist growing cosmos every year.
The photo above is of a Leaf Cutting Bee in an 'Orange' "Klondike Cosmos". This cosmos plant is native to Mexico. I love that bright orange.
Here is another Leaf Cutting Bee in a Coreopsis Grandiflora Sunfire blossom.
Another name for this plant is Tickseed or Butter Daisy.
The plant is another native to Mexico.