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Subgenus Melissodes, Nominate Melissodes Bees

Melissodes - Melissodes communis - male Melissodes bimaculata  - Melissodes bimaculatus - male Anthophora sp.? - Melissodes Black Bee - Melissodes bimaculatus bee 33 - Melissodes paroselae Two-spotted Long-horned Bee (Melissodes bimaculata) - Melissodes bimaculatus Two-spotted Long-horned Bee, dorsal - Melissodes bimaculatus - female Mostly black bee - Melissodes bimaculatus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
No Taxon (Anthophila (Apoidea) - Bees)
Family Apidae (Cuckoo, Carpenter, Digger, Bumble, and Honey Bees)
Subfamily Apinae (Honey, Bumble, Long-horned, Orchid, and Digger Bees)
Tribe Eucerini (Long-horned Bees)
Genus Melissodes
No Taxon Subgenus Melissodes, Nominate Melissodes Bees
Explanation of Names
Author: LaBerge 1956.
Numbers
11 spp. in our area, 24 spp. worldwide/total(1)
Range
New World (BC to Brazil); in our area, all 11 spp. occur in the US and one ranges into sw. Canada (M. communis)(1)