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Species Anthophora californica - California Digger

Anthophora californica? - Anthophora californica bee 16 - Anthophora californica - male Bee at Bluebells - Anthophora californica Anthorphora californica? - Anthophora californica Bee - Anthophora californica Long-tongued (Anthophora) Bee  - Anthophora californica - male Anthophora walshii? Maybe - Anthophora californica green-eyed bee - Anthophora californica
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 Anthophoroides)
Species californica (California Digger)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anthophora tarsata_homonym Sichel, 1869
Anthophora quinquefasciata Provancher, 1895
Anthophora tarsata subtarsata Cockerell, 1904
Anthophora texana Cresson, 1872
Podalirius doursii Dalla Torre, 1896
Anthophora erysimi Cockerell, 1937
Anthophora californica texana Cresson, 1872
Anthophora californica albomarginata Timberlake, 1937
Explanation of Names
Anthophora californica Cresson, 1869
Identification
White metasomal bands are integumental (vs. white hair bands in A. urbana)
Eye color in life usually greenish (vs. blue-gray in A. urbana)
Male with hind tibia red and modified, with a projection (vs. unmodified and whitish in color in A. urbana)
Scutum with hairs usually ran with fewer dark hairs intermixed than in A. urbana
In the Central USA see also the larger Anthophora walshii, and in western mountains compare with the large male of A. montana
Range
sw US to C. Amer. - Map (Discover Life)
Food
Visits flowers from several families. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.