Mason Bee  (two photos)
Tribe Osmiini

mini osmiini
I love little blue-black colored bees - so pretty. This Mason Bee in the tribe
Osmiini was visiting small purple flowers in Big Cottonwood Canyon,
Salt Lake County, Utah.  © Carol Davis 7-5-2017

Osmiini bee
The plant it's visiting is most likely Lanceleaf Phacelia (according to Nicky Davis's site).
She's my sister-in- law and has a great site.  © Carol Davis 7-5-2017

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