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Genus Ericrocis

Ericrocis lata Triepeolus -? - Ericrocis lata Triepeolis? - Ericrocis lata Cuckoo Bee? - Ericrocis pintada Ericrocis lata  - Ericrocis lata Ericrocis pintada? - Ericrocis pintada Ericrocis pintada? - Ericrocis pintada bee - Ericrocis
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 Ericrocidini (Centris-cuckoos)
Genus Ericrocis
Explanation of Names
Author: Fabricius
2 spp., both in our area(1)
rather robust; yellow clypeus in males; either black or with yellow maculations in females.
so. half of the US to Mexico (map)(1)