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Genus Exomalopsis

Bee - Exomalopsis Bee - Exomalopsis mellipes Bee - Exomalopsis Bee - Exomalopsis Bee on Mallow  - Exomalopsis mellipes - female Bee on Mallow - Exomalopsis mellipes - female Exomalopsis Bee - Exomalopsis mellipes - female Unknown bee on wild cucumber - Exomalopsis - 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 Apidae (Cuckoo, Carpenter, Digger, Bumble, and Honey Bees)
Subfamily Apinae (Honey, Bumble, Long-horned, Orchid, and Digger Bees)
Tribe Exomalopsini
Genus Exomalopsis
Explanation of Names
Author: Spinola 1853
10 spp. in 3 subgenera in our area, 87 spp. in 4 subgenera worldwide/total(1)
*Exomalopsis: 4 spp. in our area, 51 spp. worldwide/total(1)
*Phanomalopsis: a single species in our area, 12 spp. worldwide/total(1)
Stilbomalopsis: 5 spp. in our area, 13 spp. worldwide/total(1)
<10 mm
Robust and hairy, with pale bands on the abdomen, sometimes reddish. Males have very long antennae.
New World: mostly the Neotropics but also w. US & FL (map)(1)
Floral generalists
Communal nesters
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