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Tribe Exomalopsini

Bee on Solanum - Exomalopsis solani - female OC Hymenoptera #6 - Anthophorula Anthophorula - Anthophorula albicans - female Blurry Bee on Buckwheat - Anthophorula Bee Megachillidae Anthophorula completa - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
No Taxon (Anthophila (Apoidea) - Bees)
Family Apidae (Cuckoo, Carpenter, Digger, Bumble, and Honey Bees)
Subfamily Apinae (Honey, Bumble, Long-horned, Orchid, and Digger Bees)
Tribe Exomalopsini
Numbers
51 spp. in 2 genera in our area, ~150 spp. in 3 genera total(1)
Identification
A unique row of long, widely spaced stiff hairs
line the inner margin of the eye. No other Apidae tribe has these. They are difficult to see without the right angle. (2)

The head is about as wide as the thorax, distinguishing it from Emphorini tribe. (2)
Range
New World, US to Argentina(1)
Life Cycle
Comparative nesting biology of the bee tribe Exomalopsini (Apoidea, Anthophoridae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2798 by Rozen, Jerome George