true melissodes bees

(Melissodes Subgenus Eumelissodes)

               
     

true melissodes bee (Melissodes Subgenus Eumelissodes)

 

   
   
   
   
   
Size

Total Length: to ¾

         
          Photo by Alfredo Colon

Identification

Males have much longer antennae than females.

 
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Life Cycle

Vertical nests are excavated on flat ground.

 
Behavior

These are solitary bees.


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Sources: 24, 27, 29, 30.


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Taxonomy

Order:

Hymenoptera (ants, bees, wasps, and sawflies)

 

Suborder:

Apocrita (wasps, ants and bees)

 

Infraorder:

Aculeata

 

Superfamily:

Apoidea (apoid wasps, bees, sphecoid wasps)

 

Family:

Apidae (bumble bees, honey bees, and stingless bees)

 

Subfamily:

Apinae (honey, bumble, long-horned, orchid, and digger bees)

 

Tribe:

Eucerini (long-horned bees)

 

Genus:

Melissodes

 

Subgenus:

Eumelissodes (true melissodes bees)

 
Subordinate Taxa

agile long-horned bee (Melissodes agilis)

long-horned bee (Melissodes denticulatus)

long-horned bee (Melissodes illatus)

long-horned bee (Melissodes pallidisignatus)

long-horned bee (Melissodes subillatus)

long-horned bee (Melissodes trinodis)

 
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Alfredo Colon
June 2018

Location: Woodbury, Minnesota

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