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Genus Ancyloscelis

bee 116 - Ancyloscelis Small Bee - Ancyloscelis? - Ancyloscelis apiformis - male Arizona hymenopteran - Ancyloscelis Arizona hymenopteran - Ancyloscelis Ancyloscelis bee - Ancyloscelis apiformis - female Ancyloscelis bee - Ancyloscelis apiformis - female Crooked-legged bees? - Ancyloscelis - female Crooked-legged Bees face shots - Ancyloscelis
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 (Apoidea (clade Anthophila) - Bees)
Family Apidae (Cuckoo, Carpenter, Digger, Bumble, and Honey Bees)
Subfamily Apinae (Honey, Bumble, Longhorn, Orchid, and Digger Bees)
Tribe Ancyloscelidini
Genus Ancyloscelis
Explanation of Names
Ancyloscelis Latreille, 1829
2 spp. in our area, 20 spp. total(1)
sw. US to Argentina(1)
Life Cycle
All three U.S. Ancyloscelis species specialize in flowers of the Convolvulaceae family and are particularly drawn toward members of the morning glory genus Ipomoea.
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