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Species Diadasia diminuta

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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 Emphorini (Chimney Bees)
Genus Diadasia
No Taxon (Subgenus Coquillettapis)
Species diminuta (Diadasia diminuta)
Other Common Names
Globe Mallow Bee
They specialize on pollen from globe mallows. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known associations based on specimen records and images.
They nest in colonies, in the ground. The entrances to the nests have turrets (little chimneys).