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Species Anthophora pacifica - Pacific Digger

Anthophora pacifica - female carpenter bee - Anthophora pacifica carpenter bee - Anthophora pacifica Anthophora pacifica - male A. pacifica working on her nest - Anthophora pacifica - female Interesting Bee - Anthophora pacifica - male Black Bee - Anthophora pacifica - female Anthrophora (Male) - Anthophora pacifica - male
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 Lophanthophora)
Species pacifica (Pacific Digger)
Range
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.
Life Cycle
This species overwinters as unemerged adults in their cells, instead as prepupae. (Brooks, 1988; cited in Michener, 2007)
Print References
(1)

Brooks, R. W. 1988. Systematics and phylogeny of the anthophorine bees. University of Kansas Science Bulletin 53: 436-575.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Bees of the World, 2nd edition
Charles D. Michener. 2007. The Johns Hopkins University Press.