Common Digger Bees (Anthophora)

Common Digger Bees

  • Name: Anthophora
  • Rank: genus
  • Parent ID: 203135
  • 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…

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