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Subfamily Dasypodainae - Hairy-footed Bees

Green-eyed (Melittid) bee - Hesperapis Hesperapis? On Desert Rock Nettle Flower - Hesperapis Small Bee - Hesperapis Hesperapis rufipes - female bee - Hesperapis - male Hesperapis sp.? - Hesperapis - male Hesperapis Lasioglossum? - Hesperapis
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)