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Anthophora in Menorca

Observed: 8th August 2012 By: sandford17sandford17’s reputation in Invertebratessandford17’s reputation in Invertebratessandford17’s reputation in Invertebratessandford17’s reputation in Invertebrates
Anthophora quadrimaculata
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Description:

Possibly Anthophora quadrimaculata? although there are a number of similar bees in the Med.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Ameglia quadrifasciata

Thanks Eucera for the ID - I had a look around in various publications and ended up tying it in with a specimen in Linnsenmaier's Insects of the world! Not a renowned taxonomic work I know but worth a go I thought as the specimen pictured looked very similar! Is Ameglia still Anthophoridae?

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Amegilla and Anthophora are

Amegilla and Anthophora are both placed in the Apidae. They are closely related to one another

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