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Tribe Anthophorini - Digger Bees

Diminutive Bumblee Bee, hairy white - Habropoda depressa Bee - Anthophora urbana Long-horned Bee? - Habropoda depressa Bee on harvest Brodiaea (Brodiaea coronaria)  - Anthophora terminalis Melissodes? - Anthophora Bee on Brassica flower on Spring Island - Habropoda laboriosa - male Small fuzzy bee - Anthophora? - Anthophora villosula Walsh's Digger - Anthophora walshii
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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