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Subfamily Dasypodainae - Hairy-footed Bees

Hesperapis - female Hesperapis - female Hesperapis sp? in Desert Sunflower  - Hesperapis - male Bee on Balduina - Hesperapis oraria Hesperapis? On Desert Rock Nettle Flower - Hesperapis Another Hesperapis on Mentzelia involucrata - Hesperapis - female Small banded bee on a DYC - Hesperapis - male unknown desert bee - Hesperapis larreae
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)
Subfamily Dasypodainae (Hairy-footed Bees)
24 spp. in a single genus in our area, >90 spp. in 4 genera of 3 tribes worldwide(1)
holarctic + Afrotropical; one genus is nearctic & so. African (you don't see that every day), two are restricted to the Palaearctic Region (one widespread, one in C.Asia), and one to the Afrotropical Region(1)