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Genus Hesperapis

Digger Bee - Hesperapis Unknown Desert Bee - Hesperapis - female Hesperapis  - Hesperapis - male Unknown Bee in Mentzelia involucrata (part II) - Hesperapis - female Another Hesperapis on Mentzelia involucrata - Hesperapis - female Bee - Hesperapis - male flat abdomen - Hesperapis Hesperapis rufipes - female
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 Melittidae (Melittid Bees)
Subfamily Dasypodainae (Hairy-footed Bees)
Tribe Hesperapini
Genus Hesperapis
Explanation of Names
Author of genus is Cockerell 1898
Numbers
24 spp. in 7 subgenera in our area, 37 spp. in 8 subgenera total(1)
Subgenera not yet in the guide (all restricted to sw. US & n. Mexico):
Amblyapis: 5 spp., all in our area(1)
Disparapis: monotypic subgenus(1)
Hesperapis: 2 spp., both in our area(1)
Zacesta: monotypic subgenus(1)
Range
7 subgenera are nearctic (mostly w. US & Mexico), one is restricted to so. Africa (13 spp.) (map)(1)
Remarks
our only representative of the tribe Hesperapini (that contains one more genus of 9 spp. precinctive to sw. & c. Asia)(1)