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Genus Conanthalictus - Small Phacelia- and Nama-Shortface Bees

Bee on Phacelia #3 - Conanthalictus - female Conanthalictus bakeri - female Conanthalictus bakeri - female Conanthalictus macrops - female Conanthalictus macrops - female Conanthalictus macrops - female Conanthalictus macrops - 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 Halictidae (Sweat, Furrow, Nomiine, and Shortface Bees)
Subfamily Rophitinae (Rophitinae, Shortface Bees and relatives)
Genus Conanthalictus (Small Phacelia- and Nama-Shortface Bees)
Explanation of Names
Author of genus: Cockerell 1901
The genus name is based on a female found visiting flowers of Conanthus hispidus in southern New Mexico. The plant's currently accepted name is Nama hispidum (Boraginaceae)[June 18,2017]
13 spp., all in our area(1)
sw. US & Mexico (map)(1)
Life Cycle
Rozen and McGinley (1976) discuss the biology of two species. Full Text Here
Print References
Cockerell, T.D.A. 1901. A peculiar type of halictine bees. Entomological News 12: 208-209. PDF at BHL
Timberlake, P.H. 1955. A new genus for two new species of dufoureine bees from California. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 31:105-108.
Timberlake, P.H. 1961. A review of the genus Conanthalictus. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 37(3): 145-160. Full Text Here
Internet References