Bee
( Apidae )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Apidae
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Common Name:Bee
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Hymenoptera
Suborder:Apocrita
Family:Apidae
Taxon Code:HYM01977
ITIS/TSN:154394

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Tilden Regional Park, Tilden Regional Park, Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CAEB550000
Open Space Location:Tilden Regional Park

RECOGNITION
Diversity
America, north of Mexico: 3 Subfamilies, with about 1,000 species in 50 genera in our area and about 5,750 species in more than 200 genera worldwide. Apidae is the largest family within the superfamily Apoidea. The family includes some of the most commonly seen bees, including bumblebees and honey bees, but also includes stingless bees (also used for honey production), carpenter bees, orchid bees, cuckoo bees, and a number of other less widely known groups. Many are valuable pollinators in natural habitats and for agricultural crops.

BIOLOGY
Diversity
America, north of Mexico: 3 Subfamilies, with about 1,000 species in 50 genera in our area and about 5,750 species in more than 200 genera worldwide. Apidae is the largest family within the superfamily Apoidea. The family includes some of the most commonly seen bees, including bumblebees and honey bees, but also includes stingless bees (also used for honey production), carpenter bees, orchid bees, cuckoo bees, and a number of other less widely known groups. Many are valuable pollinators in natural habitats and for agricultural crops.

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
Family Apidae - Cuckoo, Carpenter, Digger, Bumble, and Honey Bees. (bugguide.net/node/view/3076). Accessed January 23, 2017. .
ITIS.
Apidae. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apidae). Accessed January 23, 2017.


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