Bees and Sawflies
of Orange County, California (and nearby places)

(Click on images or names to open). Yellow background, exotic species. Useful note on Terminology

Photographed and compiled by Peter J. Bryant (pjbryant@uci.edu)
Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, 
University of California, Irvine, CA
92697
Ron Hemberger and Hartmut Wisch

Andrenidae (Mining Bees)

Andrena prunorum

Andrena sp., subgenus Diandrena

Andrena sp., subgenus Hesperandrena

Andrena sp.


Andrena sp.


Andrena sp.

Andrena sp.

Andrena sp.

Calliopsis pugionis

Calliopsis rhodophila

Calliopsis sp.

Calliopsis sp.

Subgenus Nomadopsis

Panurginus sp.

Perdita rhois

Perdita sp.

Perdita sp.
     
Apidae (True Bees)
Subfamily Apinae - Honey, Bumble, and Digger Bees. Bumble Bees of Orange County, California; Bumble Bees of the Western United States

Anthophorine Bee,
Anthophora californica

Anthophorine Bee,
Anthophora curta

Anthophorine Bee,
Anthophora urbana

Anthophorine Bee,
Anthophorula (chionura?)

Anthophorine Bee,
Anthophorula sp.

Anthophorine Bee, Habropoda
(female)

Anthophorine Bee, Habropoda
(male)

Honey Bee,
Apis mellifera

Bumble Bee,
Bombus californicus

Bumble Bee,
Bombus crotchii

Black-tailed Bumble Bee,
Bombus melanopygus

Sonoran Bumble Bee,
Bombus sonorus

Yellowfaced Bumble Bee, Bombus (Pyrobombus) vosnesenskii

Cactus Bee,
Diadasia australis (californica?)

Digger Bee,
Diadasia bituberculata

Diadasia australis species group

Mallow-visiting Bee, Diadasia sp., subgenus Coquillettapis

Digger Bee,
Diadasia sp.

Long-horned Bee,
Eucera sp.

Digger Bee,
Habropoda depressa

Digger Bee,
Melissodes stearnsi

Digger Bee, Melissodes sp., (subgenus Callimelissodes?).

Digger Bee,
Melissodes (agilis)?

Long-horned Bee,
Melissodes (robustior?)

Digger Bee,
Melissodes sp.

Long-horned Digger Bee,
Melissodes sp.

Squash Bee,
Peponapis pruinosa

Tetraloniella pomonae

Squash Bee, Xenoglossa (Eoxenoglossa) strenua
 
Subfamily Nomadinae - Cuckoo Bees

Cuckoo Bee, Epeolus compactus

Epeolus (interruptus?)

Neopasites mojavensis

Nomada suavis

Nomada vegana species group

Nomada sp.

Nomada sp.

Nomada sp.

Nomada sp.

Triepeolus sp.

Triepeolus sp.

Zacosmia maculata
 
 
Subfamily Xylocopinae - Carpenter Bees

Small Carpenter Bee,
Ceratina arizonensis

Small Carpenter Bee,
Ceratina cockerelli

Small Carpenter Bee,
Ceratina sp.
   

California Carpenter Bee,
Xylocopa californica

Little Carpenter Bee,
Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex

Valley Carpenter Bee,
Xylocopa varipuncta
(female)

Valley Carpenter Bee, Xylocopa varipuncta
(male)
 
Colletidae (Plasterer Bees)

Colletes simulans nevadensis

Slevin's Cellophane Bee,
Colletes sleveni

Colletes sp.

Yellow-masked Bee,
Hylaeus calvus

Yellow-Masked Bee,
Hylaeus mesillae
Halictidae (Halictid Bees) - Agapostemon

Green Metallic Bee, Agapostemon Agapostemon (angelicus?)

Green Metallic Bee,
Agapostemon melliventris

Green Metallic Bee,
Agapostemon sp.

Green Metallic Bee,
Agapostemon sp.

Green Metallic Bee,
Agapostemon sp.

Green Metallic Bee,
Agapostemon sp.
 

 
Halictidae (Halictid Bees) - others

Augochlorella pomoniella

Sweat Bee, Dufourea sp.

Sweat Bee, Halictus farinosus

Sweat Bee, Halictus ligatus

Sweat Bee, Halictus tripartitus

Sweat Bee, Lasioglossum (incompletum?), subgenus Dialictus

Sweat Bee, Lasioglossum sp., subgenus Dialictus

Sweat Bee,
Lasioglossum sisymbrii

Sweat Bee,
Lasioglossum tegulariforme

Sweat Bee, Lasioglossum sp.

Subfamily Rophitinae

Sweat Bee, Sphecodes sp
   
Megachilidae (Leafcutter and Mason Bees)  
Tribe Megachilini (Leafcutter Bees)

Anthidium illustre

Anthidium utahense

Anthidium sp.

Megachile fidelis

Megachile gentilis

Megachile onobrychidis

Megachile sp., subgenus Chelostomoides

Megachile sp., (subgenus Litomegachile?)

Megachile sp., subgenus Megachiloides

Megachile sp.
Tribe Osmiini (Leafcutter and Mason Bees)

Ashmeadiella sp.

Heriades sp.?

American Bee,
Hoplitis (Alcidamea) producta

American Bee,
Hoplitis (grinnelli?)

Osmia coloradensis

Osmia montana

Texas Osmia, Osmia texana

Osmia sp.

Tribe Osmiini

Tribe Osmiini

Tribe Osmiini
     
Sawflies (FamilyTenthredinidae)

Aphilodyctium fidum

Bristly Roseslug Sawfly,
Cladius difformis

Macrophya sp.
   
Gall-forming Sawflies

Euura sp.

Willow Leaf Gall Sawfly,
Pontania pacifica

Willow Leaf Gall Sawfly,
Pontania sp.