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Genus Anthophora - Diggers

Bee - Anthophora fedorica - male Gray bee on desert broom - Anthophora - female burrowing/ground bees - Anthophora bomboides Gray bee at sand burrows - Anthophora Mellisodes? - Anthophora urbana Anthophora? - Anthophora urbana - male Anthophora? - Anthophora terminalis black and white medium-sized bee - Anthophora
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, Longhorn, Orchid, and Digger Bees)
Tribe Anthophorini (Digger Bees)
Genus Anthophora (Diggers)
Explanation of Names
Anthophora Latreille 1803
'flower-bearing'
Numbers
52 spp. in 9 subgenera in our area, 416 spp. in 11 subgenera worldwide(1)
Identification
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"
Range
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)