true melissodes bees

(Melissodes Subgenus Eumelissodes)

Overview
true melissodes bee (Melissodes Subgenus Eumelissodes)
Photo by Alfredo Colon
 
 

These are solitary bees. Vertical nests are excavated on flat ground.

 

 

 

 

     
           
 
Description
 
 

Adults are to ¾ in length. Males have much longer antennae than females.

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

24, 27, 29, 30.

 
  12/28/2018      
         
 
Taxonomy
 
 

Order

Hymenoptera (ants, bees, wasps, and sawflies)  
 

Suborder

Apocrita (wasps, ants and bees)  
 

Infraorder

Aculeata (ants, bees and stinging wasps)  
 

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  
       
 

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

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Created: 12/29/2018

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