provided by Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico
Ariz., Nev., south. Calif.; Mexico (Baja California and Sonora).
bibliographic citation
Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. 1979. Prepared cooperatively by specialists on the various groups of Hymenoptera under the direction of Karl V. Krombein and Paul D. Hurd, Jr., Smithsonian Institution, and David R. Smith and B. D. Burks, Systematic Entomology Laboratory, Insect Identification and Beneficial Insect Introduction Institute. Science and Education Administration, United States Department of Agriculture.

Comprehensive Description

provided by Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology
Anthophora (Micianthophora) hololeuca Cockerell

This is a spring desert species ranging from southern California into Baja California, southern Arizona, and Sonora, Mexico. The species is polylectic, but the females are most commonly taken at legumes (e.g., Dalea, Acacia, Cercidium). Timberlake has taken both sexes visiting Larrea at Edom (Thousand Palms), Riverside County, California, in March and April. Our own sampling program reveals that it is a casual polylege of Larrea.
bibliographic citation
Hurd, Paul D., Jr. and Linsley, E. Gorton. 1975. "The principal Larrea bees of the southwestern United States (Hymenoptera, Apoidea)." Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. 1-74. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.193