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Tribe Emphorini - Chimney Bees

Cactus Diadasia - Diadasia - male Aggregation of Anthophorine Bees - Diadasia bituberculata Diadasia ochracea - female ID for a bee in a cactus? - Diadasia bee in turret nest - Ptilothrix bombiformis - female Chimney Bee Mouthparts & Body - Diadasia - female Diadasia maybe - Diadasia Burrowing Bees? - Diadasia bituberculata
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 Emphorini (Chimney Bees)
Explanation of Names
Common name refers to the nest turrets of many species
Numbers
2 subtribes, with 31 spp. in 4 genera in our area, 118 spp. in 10 genera total(1)
Range
New World, mostly neotropical(1)
Food
most are pollen specialists