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Genus Xeromelecta

Need ID thanks - Xeromelecta interrupta - male Andrenidae? hopefully Calliopsis zonalis sierrae - Xeromelecta californica Is this a Cuckoo Bee? If so, which species? - Xeromelecta californica white striped bee - Xeromelecta californica Xeromelecta? - Xeromelecta interrupta Cuckoo Bee - Xeromelecta californica Cuckoo Bee? - Xeromelecta californica black-and-white fly or wasp or bee - Xeromelecta californica
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 Melectini (digger-bee-cuckoos)
Genus Xeromelecta
Numbers
3 spp. in 2 subgenera in our area, 6 spp. in 3 subgenera total(1)
Range
mostly nearctic (w. US) + some in Mexico & West Indies (map)(1)