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Tribe Emphorini - Chimney or Turret Bees

Cactus Bee - Diadasia - male Anthophora? - Diadasia - male Anthophila - Diadasia diminuta Diadasia rinconis - Diadasia - male Sunflower Bee - Diadasia enavata - male Fly or Bee? Needs ID - Diadasia Diadasia sp.? - Diadasia ochracea - female  Apinae - 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