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Genus Protodufourea - Protodufourea, Large Phacelia-Shortface Bees

Protodufourea eickworti  - Protodufourea eickworti - female Protodufourea eickworti Protodufourea eickworti Protodufourea eickworti Protodufourea eickworti - female
Classification
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 Protodufourea (Protodufourea, Large Phacelia-Shortface Bees)
Explanation of Names
Author of genus: Timberlake 1955
Numbers
5 spp., all in our area(1)
Range
sw. US into Mexico (map)(1)
Print References
Timberlake, P.H. 1955. A new genus for two new species of dufoureine bees from California. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 31:105-108. Available at BHL
Bohart, G.E., and T. Griswold. 1996. A Revision of the Rophitine Genus Protodufourea (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 69(4): 177-184. Available at JStor