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Anthidium palmarum Cockerell, 1904
Anthidium palmarum micheneri Schwarz, 1957

Life   Insecta   Hymenoptera   Apoidea   Megachilidae   Anthidium
Subgenus: Anthidium

Anthidium palmarum, male, S6, apex, VG
© Kimberly Huntzinger, 2007 · 2
Anthidium palmarum, male, S6, apex, VG

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Anthidium palmarum, female, hindfemurB, mtg
© Kimberly Huntzinger, 2007 · 1
Anthidium palmarum, female, hindfemurB, mtg
Anthidium palmarum, female, midleg, mtg
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Anthidium palmarum, female, midleg, mtg

Anthidium palmarum, male, T6, VG
© Kimberly Huntzinger, 2007 · 1
Anthidium palmarum, male, T6, VG
Anthidium palmarum, male, S6, VG
© Kimberly Huntzinger, 2007 · 1
Anthidium palmarum, male, S6, VG

Anthidium palmarum, male, S7, VG
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Anthidium palmarum, male, S7, VG
Anthidium palmarum, male, S8, VG
© Kimberly Huntzinger, 2007 · 1
Anthidium palmarum, male, S8, VG

Anthidium palmarum, female, T6, VG
© Kimberly Huntzinger, 2007 · 1
Anthidium palmarum, female, T6, VG
Anthidium palmarum, female, scopa, mtg
© Kimberly Huntzinger, 2007 · 1
Anthidium palmarum, female, scopa, mtg

Anthidium palmarum, female, midbasitarsus, mtg
© Kimberly Huntzinger, 2007 · 1
Anthidium palmarum, female, midbasitarsus, mtg
Identification
Extracted from: Grigarick A.A., & Stange L.A., (1968). The Pollen Collecting Bees of the Anthidiini of California (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) Bulletin of the California Insect Survey Volume 9.

The reduced lobes of sternum VI (fig. 65) and widely separated lateral lobes of tergum VII (fig. 64), together with the prominent black setal brush, are characteristic for the males. The peculiar sinuate configuration of the posterior marginal band of tergum VI (fig. 74) of the females is a key character for this sex. In California, the species has a distinctive facies since the tegula and often the legs are pale reddish, the thorax is black, and the yellow abdomi· nal bands are generally interrupted. This coloration is approached only by some cockerelli and dammersi. The distribution of palmarum is principally in the southern California deserts, but some peripheral areas such as the lower San Joaquin Valley are also inhabited. This appears to be the commonest species of Anthidium in the Colorado and Mojave Deserts, as 321 males and 235 females were examined from this part of California. Scattered records of palmarum visitations occur on species of six plant families, but over two-thirds were on several species of PhaceIia in the Hydrophyllaceae.


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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Asteraceae  Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Ericameria linearifolia @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Xylorhiza tortifolia @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Bignoniaceae  Chilopsis linearis @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Boraginaceae  Amsinckia @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Phacelia cicutaria @ UCRC_ENT (2)

Phacelia ciliata @ UCRC_ENT (8)

Phacelia crenulata @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Phacelia distans @ UCRC_ENT (52)

Phacelia ramosissima @ UCRC_ENT (15)

Phacelia @ UCREM (7); AMNH_BEE (2); UCRC_ENT (22)
Fabaceae  Acmispon glaber @ UCRC_ENT (2)

Lotus argophyllus @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Lotus nevadensis @ UCRC_ENT (2)

Psorothamnus fremontii @ UCRC_ENT (2)
Lamiaceae  Salvia carduacea @ UCRC_ENT (1)

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