Anthidium (Turkanthidium) are robust bees with a spherical abdomen. They may be black with extensive yellow to reddish-brown coloration or primarily yellow (Michener 2007). They range in body length from 5–7 mm (Michener 2007).
(modified from Michener 2007)
Anthidium (Turkanthidium) may be confused with bees in the subgenus A. (Proanthidium) due to the lack of a thickened clypeal margin (Michener 2007). However, A. (Turkanthidium) can be differentiated from A. (Proanthidium) by the shape of the female scutellum and the length of the hind basitarsus (Michener 2007).
Floral associations are unknown.
Nesting behavior is unknown.
Anthidium (Turkanthidium) consists of five species (Michener 2007); none are known to occur in the U.S. or Canada.
There are no known invasives.
Anthidium (Turkanthidium) occur in Central Asia and Afghanistan (Michener 2007).