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Species Anthophora urbana - Urbane Digger Bee

Large bee in Santa Cruz, California - Anthophora urbana - female Megachile? - Anthophora urbana - female Anthophora urbana - female Bee - Anthophora urbana White-faced Bee - Anthophora urbana - male Anthophora urbana? - Anthophora urbana - male Common Longhorn Bee (Melissodes communis)  (F) ?  - Anthophora urbana - female Bee with white-striped abdomen on Glycyrrhiza lepidota - Anthophora urbana - female
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 Anthophorini (Digger Bees)
Genus Anthophora (Digger Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Mystacanthophora)
Species urbana (Urbane Digger Bee)
Visits flowers from several families. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Print References
Torchio, P.F. & Trostle, G.E. (1986). Biological Notes on Anthophora urbana urbana and Its Parasite, Xeromelecta californica (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae), Including Descriptions of Late Embryogenesis and Hatching. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 79(3):434-447 (Full Text)
Internet References