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Tribe Hesperapini

Digger Bee - Hesperapis bee - Hesperapis - male Small bee? (probably the same as the last I posted) - Hesperapis Bee - Hesperapis - male Desert bee - Hesperapis Bee - Hesperapis Hesperapis - female Hesperapis? - 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 (Apoidea (clade Anthophila) - Bees)
Family Melittidae (Melittid Bees - Blunt-horn, Yellow Loosestrife, Pantaloon, Evening, and allied bees)
Subfamily Dasypodainae (Hairy-footed Bees)
Tribe Hesperapini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Subtribe Hesperapina Ascher and Engel, 2005, of Dasypodaini, was elevated to tribal rank by Michez, Patiny, and Danforth, 2009, Systematic Entomology (2009), 34, 574–597.
24 spp. in a single genus in our area, 46 spp. in 2 genera worldwide(1)