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Species Anthidium florentinum - Florentine Wool-carder

Anthidium pausing on a gerbera flower - Anthidium florentinum Anthidium pausing on a gerbera flower - Anthidium florentinum Anthidium pausing on a gerbera flower - Anthidium florentinum
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 (Anthophila (Apoidea) - Bees)
Family Megachilidae (Leafcutter, Mason, and Resin Bees, and allies)
Subfamily Megachilinae (Leafcutter, Resin, Mortar, Sharptail, Mason, and Woolcarder bees and relatives)
Tribe Anthidiini
Genus Anthidium (Wool-carder Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Anthidium, Typical Wool-carder Bees)
Species florentinum (Florentine Wool-carder)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anthidium florentinum (Fabricius, 1775)
Identification
Very similar to A. manicatum in size and coloration.
Range
Originally from Europe to central Asia, Mediterranean basin. First seen in Montreal, Canada in 2012
Food
Mostly Fabaceae and Lamiaceae; it is also found on Asteraceae, Rosaceae, and Scrophulariaceae;
Life Cycle
Nests above ground in nesting structures, near host plants.
Remarks
Considered an efficient pollinator of alfalfa.
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