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Photos of insects and people from the 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico, July 20-24

National Moth Week was July 23-31, 2022! See moth submissions.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Photos of insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

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

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Tribe Hesperapini

Bee - Hesperapis - female Bee - Hesperapis - male bee on Balduina angustifolia - Hesperapis oraria Hesperapis? On Desert Rock Nettle Flower - Hesperapis Another Hesperapis on Mentzelia involucrata - Hesperapis - female Hesperapis? - Hesperapis Rophitinae? - Hesperapis - female Hesperapis sp.? - Hesperapis - male
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)
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)