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Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Subgenus Mystacanthophora

Anthophora? Sp? - Anthophora urbana - female Bee - Anthophora urbana ID for black and white striped bee? - Anthophora urbana - female hovering bee? - Anthophora urbana white bee - Anthophora urbana Anthophorinae - Anthophora montana Bee on the wing - Anthophora urbana Bee with black and white striped abdomen - Anthophora urbana
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)
Genus Anthophora (Diggers)
No Taxon Subgenus Mystacanthophora
4 spp. in our area, 27 spp. worldwide(1)
neotropical (most spp.) and holarctic; in our area, A. walshii from New England to ND-WY-AZ, 2 spp. in the west, and A. capistrata in so. TX; in the Old World, 1 sp. transpalaearctic + 4 Asian(1)