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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Apidae
Scientific name  Anthophora
Higher classification  Anthophorini
Order  Hymenopterans
Superfamily  Apoidea
Subfamily  Apinae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Genus
Anthophora Factsheet Anthophora bees
Similar  Bee, Anthophora plumipes, Insect, Apidae, Andrena

Anthophora plumpipes investigating nest sites

The bee genus Anthophora is one of the largest in the family Apidae, with over 450 species worldwide in 14 different subgenera. They are most abundant and diverse in the Holarctic and African biogeographic regions. All species are solitary, though many nest in large aggregations. Nearly all species make nests in the soil, either in banks or in flat ground; the larvae develop in cells with waterproof linings and do not spin cocoons. Males commonly have pale white or yellow facial markings, and/or peculiarly modified leg armature and hairs. Anthophora individuals can be distinguished from the very similar genus Amegilla by the possession of an arolium between the tarsal claws.


Anthophora Factsheet Anthophora bees

Species include:

  • Anthophora curta
  • Anthophora dispar
  • Anthophora edwardsii
  • Anthophora urbana
  • Anthophora furcata
  • Anthophora plumipes
  • Anthophora pueblo
  • Anthophora plumipes flies through woodpecker protection

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