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Family Colletidae - Plasterer and Masked Bees

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 Colletidae - Plasterer and Masked Bees

Genus Colletes - Cellophane bees
No Taxon americanus species group
No Taxon simulans species group
Species aberrans - Aberrant Cellophane Bee
Species bryanti - Bryant's Cellophane Bee
Species compactus - Aster Cellophane Bee
Subspecies compactus - Colletes compactus compactus
Species fulgidus - Fulgid Cellophane Bee
Subspecies longiplumosus - Long-plumed Cellophane Bee
Species kincaidii - Kincaid's Cellophane Bee
Species howardi - Howard's Cellophane Bee
Species hyalinus - Hyaline Cellophane Bee
Subspecies gaudialis - Colletes hyalinus gaudialis
Species inaequalis - Unequal Cellophane Bee
Species latitarsis - Broad-footed Cellophane Bee
Species longifacies - Long-faced Cellophane Bee
Species phaceliae - Phacelia Cellophane Bee
Species ochraceus - Ochraceous Cellophane Bee
Species simulans - Spine-shouldered Cellophane Bee
Subspecies armatus - Eastern Spine-shouldered Cellophane Bee
Subspecies nevadensis - Nevada Spine-shouldered Cellophane Bee
Species slevini - Slevin's Cellophane Bee
Species solidaginis - Goldenrod Cellophane Bee
Species susannae - Susan's Cellophane Bee
Species tectiventris - Roof-tailed Cellophane Bee
Species thoracicus - Rufous-chested Cellophane Bee
Species ultravalidus - Sandhill Cellophane Bee
Species validus - Blueberry Cellophane Bee
No Taxon resembling Colletes louisae
No Taxon resembling Colletes skinneri
No Taxon resembling Colletes eulophi
No Taxon inaequalis or validus
No Taxon resembling Colletes paniscus paniscus
Genus Hylaeus - Masked Bees
No Taxon Subgenus Cephalylaeus, Large-headed Masked Bees
Species basalis - Basal Masked Bee
No Taxon Subgenus Hylaeus, Nominate Masked Bees
Species annulatus - Ringed Masked Bee
Species leptocephalus - Slender-faced Masked Bee
Species mesillae - Mesilla Masked Bee
Subspecies cressoni - Cresson's Masked Bee
Species verticalis - Hylaeus verticalis
No Taxon Subgenus Paraprosopis
Species calvus - Bald Masked Bee
Species polifolii - Hylaeus polifolii
No Taxon Subgenus Prosopis
Species affinis - Hylaeus affinis
Species episcopalis - Hylaeus episcopalis
Subspecies coquilletti - Coquillett's Yellow-masked Bee
Species modestus - Modest Masked Bee
Subspecies modestus - Modest Masked Bee sensu stricto
Subspecies citrinifrons - Lemon-fronted Masked Bee
No Taxon resembles ornatus
Species schwarzii - Schwarz's Masked Bee
No Taxon Subgenus Spatulariella, Spatula-tailed Masked Bees
Species punctatus - Punctate Masked Bee
Species hyalinatus - Hyaline Masked Bee
No Taxon Subgenus Hylaeana
Species panamensis - Hylaeus panamensis
Species graenicheri - Graenicher's Masked Bee
Subfamily Diphaglossinae - Diphaglossinae, Fork-tongued Bees
Genus Caupolicana
Species yarrowi - Yarrow's Fork-tongued Bee
Species ocellata - Ocellated Fork-tongued Bee
Genus Ptiloglossa - Feather-tongued Bees
Species mexicana - Mexican Feather-tongued Bee
Genus Zikanapis - Elegant Feather-tongued Bee
Species elegans - Zikanapis elegans