Digger bee Anthophora abrupta, copyright Judy Gallagher.

Belongs within: Apidae.
Contains: Amegilla.

The Anthophorini are robust, hairy solitary bees bearing distally papillate wings.

Characters (from Michener 1965): Clypeus strongly protuberant so that, seen from below, lateral parts are bent back parallel to long axis of body; marginal cell shorter than distance from its apex to wing tip, apex of cell rounded and separated from wing margin; stigma small, not extending into marginal cell beyond base of vein r; second abscissa of vein M+Cu of posterior wing at least as long as cu-v; scopa present; claws cleft in males, with slender inner tooth in females; pygidial plate present in female.

<==Anthophorini [Anthophorae]CSD10
    |--+--Deltoptila aurulentocaudata (Dours 1869)CSD10
    |  `--+--Habropoda laboriosa (Fabricius 1804)CSD10
    |     `--Pachymelus peringueyi (Friese 1911)CSD10
       `--Anthophora Latreille 1803 (nom. cons.)CSD10, R35 [incl. Podalirius Latreille 1802R35; Podalirii]
            |--A. abruptaR35
            |--A. acervorum (Linnaeus 1758)R35, L58 [=Apis acervorumL02, Podalirius acervorumL02]
            |--A. affinisL49
            |--A. atroalbaR35
            |--A. biciliataL49
            |--A. bomboides [incl. A. bomboides var. canadensis, A. insularis, A. sodalis]C00
            |--‘Podalirius’ borealisMS01
            |--A. calcarataL49
            |--A. cingulataR35 [=Podalirius cingulatusC08]
            |--‘Apis’ crassipes [=Podalirius crassipes]L02
            |--A. disparL49
            |--A. dutiellaR44
            |--A. edwardsiiH91
            |--A. engganensisR44
            |--A. ephippiumL49
            |--A. ferrugineaL49
            |--A. flabelliferaL49
            |--A. flammeozonataR44
            |--A. fulvitarsisR35 [=Podalirius fulvitarsisR13; incl. A. personataR35]
            |--A. furcataR13
            |--A. hinsleyellaR44
            |--‘Andrena’ hirsuta [=Podalirius hirsuta]L02
            |--A. hispanica [=Megilla hispanica]L49
            |--‘Apis’ lanipes [=Podalirius lanipes]L02
            |--A. lesquerellaeCC01
            |--A. lieftinckiellaR44
            |--A. liturataL49
            |--A. maculifronsC01
            |--A. nasutaL49
            |--A. neomexicana Cockerell 1900R35, C00 [=A. bomboides var. neomexicanaC00]
            |--A. nidulans [=Centris nidulans]L49
            |--A. nigrocinctaL49
            |--A. nigrofulvaL49
            |--A. nigromaculata Lucas 1847E12
            |--A. occidentalis Cresson 1869C00
            |--A. oraniensisL49
            |--A. parietinaR35 [=Podalirius parietinusR13]
            |--A. pennataL49
            |--A. perzonataR44
            |--A. pilipesR35 [=Apis pilipesL02, Eucera (Anthophora) pilipesG20, Megilla pilipesL49, Podalirius pilipesL02]
            |--A. plumipesPK17
            |--A. porterae Cockerell 1900C00
            |--A. pubescensL49
            |--A. quadricolor [=Megilla quadricolor]L49
            |--A. rauiR35
            |--‘Podalirius’ retusus [incl. P. retusus var. aestivalis]MS01
            |--A. romandeiR35
            |--‘Apis’ rotundata [=Podalirius rotundata]L02
            |--A. senescensR13
            |--A. simillimaR35
            |--A. standfordianaR35
            |--A. urbana Cresson 1878CSD10 [=A. (Amegilla) urbanaC01; incl. A. (A.) urbana var. alamosanaC01]
            |--A. ventilabrisL49
            |--‘Apis’ versicolor [=Podalirius versicolor]L02
            |--A. vigilansR44
            |--A. vulpina [=Podalirius vulpinus]R13
            `--A. zonataR35
Anthophorini incertae sedis:
  Anthophorites Heer 1849E01
    `--*A. mellona Heer 1849E01
  Paleohabropoda oudardiCSD10
    |--*E. floridanus [=Habropoda floridana]CC01
    |--E. miserabilis [=Habropoda miserabilis]CC01
    |--E. morrisoni [=Habropoda morrisoni]CC01
    |--E. pallidaC90
    |--E. rugosissimaS72
    `--E. salviarum [=Habropoda salviarum]CC01
  Entechnia taureaCC01, R35 [=Melitoma taureaR35]
  Anthophoroides Cockerell & Cockerell 1901CC01
    `--*A. vallorum [=Podalirius vallorum]CC01

*Type species of generic name indicated


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[S72] Schlising, R. A. 1972. Foraging and nest provisioning behavior of the oligolectic bee, Diadasia bituberculata (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 48 (3): 175–188.

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