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Species Anthidium maculifrons - Spot-fronted Wool-carder Bee

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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 Megachilidae (Leafcutter, Mason, and Resin Bees, and allies)
Subfamily Megachilinae
Tribe Anthidiini
Genus Anthidium (Wool-carder Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Anthidium, Typical Wool-carder Bees)
Species maculifrons (Spot-fronted Wool-carder Bee)
Explanation of Names
Author: Smith, 1854
Size
Female, 10mm, male 11-12mm.
Range
Mexico and Arizona, east to Illinois, Virginia and Florida.
Season
March to November in the more southern parts its range.
Food
Azelia, Bidens, Cracca, Crotalaria, Galactia, Galax, Phaseolus and Psoralea. Robertson (1929) records it on Asclepias and Coreopsis. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known associations based on specimen records and images.