Department of Biology at the University of Rochester
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Anthophora californica male.
Photo by S.L. Buchmann

Colletes sp.?
Photo by S.L. Buchmann


Bee diversity is thought to be greatest in deserts. A long-term project begun in 2000 has been to determine the number of bee species in one area of the upper Chihuahuan Desert. A table of bee species and plant hosts from that study can be found here.