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Genus Melissodes

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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
Explanation of Names
Melissodes Latreille 1829
Numbers
97 spp. in 7 subgenera in our area, 129 spp. in 8 subgenera total(1)
Subgenera not yet in the guide:
Apomelissodes: 4 spp., all in our area(1)
Psilomelissodes: monotypic subgenus(1)
Tachymelissodes: 3 spp. in our area, 4 spp. total(1)
Range
New World (Canada to Argentina; map)(1)
Print References
LaBerge, W. E. 1956. A revision of the bees of the genus Melissodes in North and Central America. Part I (Hymenoptera, Apidae). University of Kansas Science Bulletin 37 (pt. 2, no. 18): 911-1194.
LaBerge, W. E. 1956. A revision of the bees of the genus Melissodes in North and Central America. Part II (Hymenoptera, Apidae). University of Kansas Science Bulletin 38 (pt. 1, no. 8): 533-578.
LaBerge, W. E. 1961. A revision of the bees of the genus Melissodes in North and Central America. Part III (Hymenoptera, Apidae). University of Kansas Science Bulletin 42 (5): 283-663.