Anthophora walshii - Walsh's Anthophora

  • A. walshii has been observed foraging on several flowers including species in the Aster, Mint, and Pea Families.
  • These robust bees are typically seen flying in the central United States during the summer months.
  • Anthophora species are solitary digger bees that nest along flat ground or in vertical banks; some nest in aggregates, meaning females excavate & care for their own nest in close proximity to others. 
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Anthophora walshii, Walsh's Anthophora, Anthophoridae, Apidae, Digger Bee, Solitary Bee, Mystacanthophora
Taxonomic Name: 
Anthophora walshii
Common Name: 
Walsh's Anthophora