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Genus Anthophora - Digger Bees

Bee ? - Anthophora - male Anthophorine Bee - Anthophora abrupta Anthophora Apidae - Anthophora chunky bee - Anthophora 18Jul2018.BF.HN.Hymen4 - Anthophora terminalis Anthophora sp.? - Anthophora Anthophora digger bee or Andrena? - Anthophora montana
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, Longhorn, Orchid, and Digger Bees)
Tribe Anthophorini (Digger Bees)
Genus Anthophora (Digger Bees)
Explanation of Names
Anthophora Latreille 1803
52 spp. in 9 subgenera in our area, 416 spp. in 11 subgenera worldwide(1)
According to Bees of Florida: "First recurrent vein joining second submarginal cell near middle; third submarginal cell subquadrate, with front and rear margins of about equal length, and basal and distal margins of about equal length; male gonostylus usually less than one-third as long as gonocoxite, often not double, sometimes reduced to almost nothing"
most of the world except SE Asia & Australasia (map)(1)
Print References
Cockerell, T. D. A. (1906). The North American bees of the family Anthophoridae. Trans. Amer. Ent. Soc. 32:64-72 (Full Text)
Michener, C. D. (1936). Some western Anthophorid and Nomiine bees. Amer. Mus. Novitiates 876:1-2 (Full Text)
Timberlake, P. H. (1951). New species of Anthophora from the western United States (Hymenoptera, Apoidea). Jour. N. Y. Ent. Soc. 59:51-62 (Full Text)