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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Species

 

 
Larval Food

 

 
Adult Food

 

 
Life Cycle

Vertical nests are excavated on flat ground.

 
Behavior

These are solitary bees.

 
Distribution Distribution Map  

Sources

24, 27, 29, 30.

  12/28/2018            
 
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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)

denticulate long-horned bee (Melissodes denticulatus)

pale-marked long-horned bee (Melissodes pallidisignatus)

three-knotted long-horned bee (Melissodes trinodis)

valiant long-horned bee(Melissodes illatus)

vigorous long-horned bee (Melissodes subillatus)

 
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Common
Names

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Catherine H
8/15/2020

Location: Columbia Heights, MN

They love my Joe-Pye bushes


Alfredo Colon
June 2018

Location: Woodbury, Minnesota

true melissodes bee (Melissodes Subgenus Eumelissodes)


     
     
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Created: 12/29/2018

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