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Tribe Neolarrini

Nomadinae? - Neolarra vigilans Neolarra - Neolarra californica Neolarra - Neolarra californica Neolarra - Neolarra californica probably a beefly - Neolarra verbesinae tiny gray bee, Neolarra ? - Neolarra tiny gray bee, Neolarra ? - Neolarra Possible Nomadinae or Sphecid - Neolarra
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 Nomadinae (Cuckoo Bees)
Tribe Neolarrini
Numbers
the tribe contains a single genus(1)
Range
North America, most diverse in the desert southwest
Habitat
In or near nest aggregations of Perdita. These are concentrated in dry, sandy sites near appropriate host plants.
Season
Matching that of their Perdita hosts. Some fly in spring, others in late summer.
Food
Cleptoparasites of Perdita
Remarks
Scarce in general collections but can be numerous at extensive nesting sites of its hosts. Few records in eastern North America.
Print References
See papers by A. Roig-Alsina and S. Shanks