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Genus Exomalopsis

Bee - Exomalopsis solani - female Bee on Solanum - Exomalopsis solani - female hairy bee - Exomalopsis Exomalopsis Bee - Exomalopsis mellipes - female Exomalopsis Bee - Exomalopsis mellipes - female Exomalopsis from near Mexican border - Exomalopsis snowi - female Apidae ID request - Exomalopsis - female Bee with two-toned scopa: Exomalopsis ?? - Exomalopsis - 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 (Apoidea (clade Anthophila) - Bees)
Family Apidae (Cuckoo, Carpenter, Digger, Bumble, and Honey Bees)
Subfamily Apinae (Honey, Bumble, Longhorn, Orchid, and Digger Bees)
Tribe Exomalopsini
Genus Exomalopsis
Explanation of Names
Author: Spinola 1853
Numbers
10 spp. in 3 subgenera in our area, 87 spp. in 4 subgenera worldwide/total(1)
Subgenera:
*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)
Size
<10 mm
Identification
Robust and hairy, with pale bands on the abdomen, sometimes reddish. Males have very long antennae.
Range
New World: mostly the Neotropics but also w. US & FL (map)(1)
Food
Floral generalists
Remarks
Communal nesters
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