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Tribe Anthophorini - Digger Bees

Anthophora californica ? - Anthophora Bee on the wing - Anthophora urbana Habropoda tristissima (Dimorphic Mountain-Digger) - Habropoda tristissima - female Melissodes or Svastra sp? - Anthophora walshii Anthophora? - male Anthophora bomboides on Mimulus ringens - Anthophora bomboides - female Male Anthophora - Anthophora - male Green-eyed digger bee - Anthophora
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, Longhorn, 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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