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Apidae

[′a·pə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of hymenopteran insects in the superfamily Apoidea including the honeybees, bumblebees, and carpenter bees.
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A comparative study of the ground nests of Centris flavifrons and Centris aethiocesta (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae).
Foraging and courtship behavior in males of the solitary bee Anthophora plumipes (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae): thermal physiology and the roles of body size.
Your bees could belong to the family Anthophoridae. But there are more than 900 different species in that family of bees, so identification is difficult.
Among the roughly 540 nonparasitic representatives of the Central European apoid fauna, thirteen species belonging to seven taxonomic groups out of the families Halictidae, Megachilidae, and Anthophoridae possess this kind of pollen-harvesting device.
Communal associations among nestmates are known to occur in diverse lineages of bees, including the Hylaeinae, Nomiinae (Wcislo 1993), Halictinae [especially the Agapostemon complex and Australian species (Knerer and Schwarz 1976)], Andrenidae, Oxaeidae, Anthophoridae (especially Exomalopsini, Eucerini and Xylocopinae) and Megachilidae (Michener 1974; Eickwort 1981), as well as some sphecid (Crabroninae and Philanthinae; Evans et al.
Long-term maintenance of size variation in populations of Centris pallida (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae).
Foraging movements of Halictus ligatus (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) and Ceratina calcarata (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae) on Chrysanthemum leucanthemum and Erigeron annuus (Asteraceae).
Entre os himenopteros, foram encontradas quatro familias: Apidae 94,7% (N = 1.288), Halictidae 5,1% (N = 70), Anthophoridae 0,1% (N = 1) e Megachilidae 0,1% (N = 1).