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Subspecies Melecta separata callura

ID for a bee? - Melecta separata - female Melecta sp. exiting an A. pacifica burrow - Melecta separata Another unknown Bee - Melecta separata Melecta? - Melecta separata Melecta? - Melecta separata Habropoda sp.? - Melecta separata Burrowing Bee - Melecta separata Burrowing Bee - Melecta separata
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 Melecta
Species separata (Melecta separata)
Subspecies callura (Melecta separata callura)
Explanation of Names
Author: Cresson, 1879
Cleptoparasite of Anthophorini, especially Anthophora edwardsii