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Tribe Emphorini - Chimney or Turret Bees

Ground bee ID help - Diadasia enavata - female Bee - Ptilothrix bombiformis Hymenoptera 13 - Diadasia Diadasia sp.? - Diadasia bituberculata Bee - Diadasia bituberculata Diadasia sp. - Diadasia Bee on Grindelia camporum - Diadasia enavata Bee - Diadasia
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 Emphorini (Chimney or Turret Bees)
Explanation of Names
Common name refers to the nest turrets of many species
Numbers
2 subtribes, with 31 spp. in 4 genera in our area, 118 spp. in 10 genera total(1)
Range
New World, mostly neotropical(1)
Food
most are pollen specialists