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Tribe Emphorini - Chimney or Turret Bees

Diadasia bituberculata - male south Texas beeflies - Diadasia Chimney Bee Mouthparts & Body - Diadasia - female Diadasia laticauda on Malacothamnus fasciculatus - Diadasia laticauda - female Unidentified bee. - Diadasia Identification Please - Diadasia diminuta Fly or Bee? Needs ID - Diadasia Sleeping Bee-auty in Flower - Ptilothrix bombiformis
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 (Apoidea (clade Anthophila) - 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
Emphorini Robertson 1904
Common name refers to the nest turrets
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