Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Fall Fund Drive

Anthophora abrupta - Miner Bee ?? #4 - Anthophora abrupta

Anthophora abrupta - Miner Bee ?? #4 - Anthophora abrupta
Baton Rouge - BREC Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
May 18, 2009
Size: about 2 cm long
This is a follow-up to to a discussion of 5/14/09.
Attempting to provide more detail pictures of a colony of insects to confirm ID.

Finally got a few of these girls to sit still. 65 degF this morning.
Wow what a proboscis/tongue.


Anthophora abrupta makes burrows like this, and this bee looks like a plausible match with the images in the guide. I hope you can get some clearer images of the bees so Dr. Ascher can confirm. I'm not sure how many other species might make similar structures. Great find!
… Charley Eiseman, 14 May, 2009 - 8:15pm