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Desert Mallow & Bee
Taken in Red Rocks, Nevada, spring 05, by J Kent

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donhaller3Two queries

donhaller3

Voted 10/10

Is this the samething as desert globemallow? Just a question.

Second thought is maybe this is a robber fly or something similar?

Really an excellent photo (which I should have said first.)
Posted Apr 10, 2007 1:12 am

lisaeRe: Two queries

lisae

Hasn't voted

Yep, the flower is also known as globe mallow. When I was learning to identify desert wildflowers, the cheat sheet I had called it desert mallow. The scientific name is Sphaeralcea ambigua.

The insect could be a robber fly; I know some varities resemble bees. But I think it was a bee.

Thanks for the compliment!
Posted Apr 10, 2007 12:24 pm

donhaller3Re: Two queries

donhaller3

Voted 10/10

Thanks for the info. I'm not an authority on either issue.
Posted Apr 11, 2007 2:28 pm

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lisaeSubmitted by lisae
on Dec 26, 2006 6:45 pm

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Object Title: Desert Mallow & Bee

Image Type(s): Wildlife, Flora