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Coelioxys dolichos - female

Coelioxys dolichos - Female
Cape May Point, Cape May County, New Jersey, USA
October 6, 2009
On the trails by the Cape May lighthouse, just on the land/grassy side of the dunes.

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Coelioxys dolichos - female Coelioxys dolichos - female Coelioxys dolichos - female

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this is Coelioxys dolichos
a female

a new state record and northern range extension for subgenus Acrocoelioxys

I found the first NJ record of the host, Megachile xylocopoides, at Cape May and there was a subsequent Bugguide posting of that species from that locality.

It is not clear if these southeastern bees are spreading north due to warming or if they have long been present in NJ and were simply overlooked.

 
Interesting
that they are all early Oct. findings. There are some that wonder if Cape May may be a migratory route for insects other than Monarchs. Of course they are best know for the birds and Monarchs but there are some findings suggesting that some dragonflies and other insects may actually migrate more than previously believed. Maybe NJ in Oct. is the northernmost end to a seasonal migratory route from the south up barely reaching NJ.

 
it is an interesting record
Any interest in coauthoring a very brief note on the range extension of this species and its host?

 
Yes
I'd be very happy to help. Just let me know what you need from me.

 
Thanks
I'm happy to have an ID on this one!

Coelioxys perhaps
Sure looks like this image:

Do wait for the experts to confirm.

 
good call
that's the correct species and sex

 
Thanks
That was the genus I suspected, but I couldn't find anything as close as you did!

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