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Species Anthophora curta - Short Sun-digger

Sand wasp mimic? (Yeah, I know it's a bee.) - Anthophora curta - male Anthophora - but which one? - Anthophora curta - female Green-eyed Bee - Anthophora curta - male Reality Check: Is this Anthophora? - Anthophora curta - female Reality Check: Is this Anthophora? - Anthophora curta - female Nix rightside-up. Perhaps A. squammulosa - Anthophora curta - female ID for a fuzzy green-eyed bee? - Anthophora curta Is this Anthophora squammulosa? - Anthophora curta
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 Apidae (Cuckoo, Carpenter, Digger, Bumble, and Honey Bees)
Subfamily Apinae (Honey, Bumble, Long-horned, Orchid, and Digger Bees)
Tribe Anthophorini (Digger Bees)
Genus Anthophora (Diggers)
No Taxon (Subgenus Heliophila)
Species curta (Short Sun-digger)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anthophora curta var. melanops Cockerell, 1926; A. curta var. ensenadensis Cockerell, 1941

A proposed synonymy with A. squammulosa Dours is no longer accepted.
Explanation of Names
Author of species is Provancher, 1895.
Food
Asteraceae among others. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Remarks
Has been considered conspecific with A. squammulosa but now recognized as distinct based on a study by Michael Orr and colleagues of BBSL.
Print References
Orr et al., 2014
Internet References