Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
2 spp. in 2 genera in our area, 228 spp. in 5 genera total(1)
Brilliant metallic, often brightly colored bees. Very long tongue; apical spurs on the hind tibia; they lack jugal lobes in the hind wings; the scutellum produced backward over the abdomen.
neotropical group, with 2 spp. in the extreme so. US (one recorded in Brownsville, TX; another recently established in so. FL)(1)(2)