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Genus Habropoda

Habropoda - Habropoda depressa unknown bee - Habropoda - male Digger Bee - Habropoda? - Habropoda - female Habropoda tristissima - female Habropoda depressa? - Habropoda - male Bee - Habropoda Fussy Blackeyed Bee - Habropoda Southeastern blueberry bee - Habropoda laboriosa
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 (Anthophorine Bees)
Genus Habropoda
Explanation of Names
Author: Fabricius 1804
Habro: From a Greek word for graceful/pretty
16 spp. in our area, 55 spp. worldwide(1)
Some diagnostic characters of this genus (per J.S. Ascher): elongate marginal cell, extending far beyond the submarginal cells, and the third submarginal cell narrowed anteriorly.
Because of the close similarity to many Anthophora, "the generic characters of wing venation mentioned in couplet 1 of the key to genera of Anthophorini must be examined in order to place specimens to genus correctly."(2)
One clear difference: in Habropoda the first recurrent vein terminates at or near the apex of the second submarginal cell, whereas in Anthophora the first recurrent vein meets the second submarginal cell near the middle.
holarctic + some Oriental; in our area, New England to sw. Canada to Mexico (map)(1)