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Tribe Anthophorini - Digger Bees

CA BEE NEEDS ID #3a - Habropoda - male Bee - Anthophora abrupta - female Anthophora pacifica - female Anthophora cf. californica - Anthophora californica - female Anthophora --? - Anthophora walshii Hovering bee Anthophorinae - Anthophora montana - female What kind of bee is this? - Anthophora bomboides
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 Anthophorini (Digger Bees)
68 spp. in 2 genera in our area, 766 spp. in 7 genera worldwide(1)
worldwide, but very few in the Neotropics(1)
"Nests of Anthophorini are burrows in the soil, either in banks or in flat ground, with the exception of Anthophora subgenus Clisodon, which nests in rotten wood or pithy stems."(2)
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