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Subgenus Micranthophora

Anthophora - female Anthophora - female Gray bee at sand burrows - Anthophora Desert Anthophorine Bee - Anthophora - female Small Bee - Anthophora curta Ground-nesting green-eyed bee - Anthophora Anthophora hololeuca - female 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)
Genus Anthophora (Digger Bees)
No Taxon Subgenus Micranthophora
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Treated as a junior synonym of subgenus Heliophila of the Old World by authors such as Michener (2000, 2007). Reinstated as a valid species by Orr, Pitts, and Griswold (2018, Zootaxa)
26 species, seven described in the 2018 revision that reinstated subgenus Micranthophora (1)
Smaller than other New World Anthophora
Smaller than other New World Anthophora. Usually with yellow markings on the face in females.
NA (sw. US to Honduras). Formerly included in an inclusive subgenus Heliophila, which (sensu stricto) occurs across much of Eurasia (except SE Asia) and Africa; (1)
Many but not all species are associated with xeric habitats