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Family Melittidae - Melittid Bees

Hesperapis possibly fulvipes? - Hesperapis Hesperapis - male Unknown Bee in Mentzelia involucrata (part II) - Hesperapis - female Oil bee - Macropis nuda - female Bee - Hesperapis - male Bee Visiting Lysimachia - Macropis - female unknown desert bee - Hesperapis larreae Hesperapis sp.? - Hesperapis - female
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 Melittidae (Melittid Bees)
Other Common Names
32 spp. in 3 genera of 2 subfamilies and 3 tribes in our area, >180 spp. in 15 genera of 3 subfamilies and 6 tribes worldwide(1)
Overview of our fauna (* –taxa not yet in the guide)
Family Melittidae
Subfamily Dasypodainae
Subfamily Melittinae
Tribe Melittini Melitta (subg. Cilissa)
Holarctic, Ethiopian, Oriental(1)