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Tribe Exomalopsini

Bee - Exomalopsis mellipes - female Megachillidae small bee - Exomalopsis bee, mainly black Bee on Mallow - Exomalopsis mellipes - female Tiny bee - Anthophorula Anthophorula compactula bee female from near Mexican border - Anthophorula compactula - female Very small Bee with pollen - Anthophorula
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 (Apoidea (clade Anthophila) - Bees)
Family Apidae (Cuckoo, Carpenter, Digger, Bumble, and Honey Bees)
Subfamily Apinae (Honey, Bumble, Longhorn, Orchid, and Digger Bees)
Tribe Exomalopsini
Explanation of Names
Exomalopsini Michener 1944
Numbers
51 spp. in 2 genera in our area, ~150 spp. in 3 genera total(1)
Identification
A row of long, widely spaced stiff hairs line the inner margin of the eye (may be hard to see) • head is about as wide as the thorax (unlike in Emphorini)(2)
Range
New World, US to Argentina(1)
Print References
Rozen J.G. (1984) Comparative nesting biology of the bee tribe Exomalopsini (Apoidea, Anthophoridae). Am. Mus. novitates 2798 (Full text)