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Nomada


Thanks! You are right!


List


Ken thank you for having vett


Spots, maculata


Nomada female


Ahah! another new finding for you.


Nomada


Gnathias , Heminomada...


Nomada?


Nomada articulata?


Looks like one of the Nomada


Maybe Nomada? Here's an exam


Could it be a Nomada bee? He


H. Go is a very careful observer making a valid point


Could it be one of the Nomada


cuckoo bee


Nomada cuckoo bee?


Maybe Nomada sp.?


nomada


Genus Nomada - Nomad Bees


The Wasp is a Bee - Nomada sp.


nomada?


Nomada - thanks!


Nomada...


Nomada?


Nomada pygmaea


Thank you


Nomada


Nomada female


How about Nomada


Nomada


Looks like a Nomada bee


Nomada sp.


Nomadinae (Cuckoo Bee)


Nomada bella looks close. The


and if it is Nomada


Thanks John


No wonder it was hard to tell which wasp!


nomada


Nomada?


Nomada cf depressa ?


Nomada sp


Nomada female


Nomada


Nomada female in the ruficornis species group


Nomada male


Maybe Nomada


Nomada.


Nomada


yes-- Nomada. Perhaps Dr. Asch


Nomada?


Thanks for posting this useful article


"the tell-tale "pronotal lobe"


Yes it is a Nomada.


Nomada?


Nomada


Looks more like a Nomada bee.


a very beautiful and interesting Nomada species


Nomada female


Thanks


Nope. Nomada.


Of course Nomada bees are quite host specific...


Nomada are cleptoparasites


Male cuckoo bee.


Martin- I am confused. How wa


Thanks


Nomada sp.


Red Cukoo Bee - Nomada


Moved to?


Nope just a Nomada bee...


Nomada?


This


Cleptoparasite victim?


its in the genus Nomada.


Nomada sp.


A species of Nomada. These li


Not wasp:-)


Well its in the genus Nomada.


note that the species Nomada ruficornis


NOT Nomada ruficornis


Nomada ruficornis species group (not species) female


Subgenera


Yes, Nomada sp.


the lateral yellow tergal spots are distinctive


Nomada female


Nomada sp., cuckoo bee.


Nomada


Nomada.


I just happened on this discussion.


Nomada.


Nomada sp.


Definitely a Nomada, but wont


Nomada sp.


Nomada vicina Cresson, 1863


Indeed an unusual Nomada


Its a Nomada, wont even hazar


I'd say a Nomada sp....


Definitely a Nomada.


This looks like a Nomada, but


Nomada


Nomada


Nomada.


Male Nomada lepida


Nomada


Nomada


Nomada


Nomada lepida?


Nomada sp. (Apidae)


Nomada


Nomada sayi?


Nomada sp.


Nomada sp.


Cuckoo bee, Nomada sp.


Nomada sp.


Early spring bee


Nomada sp.


Nomada


Nomad Bee


Ahr, not even the right family


Male - Nomad Bee


Moved


Moved


Moved


not Nomada


cuckoo bee


Cuckoo bee


Nomada


.


Wasp-like bee


Wasp-like bee


Looks to be


Nomada.


not Halictus


cuckoo bee


cuckoo bee


prey is a Nomada male bee


Looks rather to be


sorry, no


Cropped and moved for expert attention


Not Vespula


Male - Nomad Bee


Also check out Nomada


Nomad Bee


Nomada male bee


Nomad Bee


Female - Nomad Bee


Nomada?


Male - Nomad Bee


Nomada Bee


Nomada male


Male - Nomad Bee


Makes us think


Nomada


Female - Nomad Bee


Nomada maculata female


cuckoo bee


Prey is a Nomada


Nomada, I suspect


bee is a Nomada female in the ruficornis group


Nomada somethingorother


Nomada somethingorother


Nomada male


Nomada female


Nomada female


Moved


Moved


yes, a female


Nomada male


Nomada male


Bob- thanks much for having v


Nomada, I suspect


Cuckoo Bee


Nomada female


Nomada obliterata


R only


Ken- thank you also for your


Ken- thank you again for havi


Ken- thank you again for havi


Moved


Male - Nomad Bee


Nomada, I suspect


Moved


Male - Nomad Bee


Moved for expert attention


Nomada female


Nomada articulata


Nomada


...


Moved for expert attention


nomada


looks like Nomada


Moved


Male - Nomad Bee


Ken- thank you for having vet


Nomada male


Nomada cuckoo bee


Bee


cuckoo bee


Nomada


Perhaps


Cuckoo Bee


N. louisianae?


Nomada articulata


Articulata would lack the yellow spot


Nomada male


Red-horned nomad bee


Bee, I think


Male - Nomad Bee


Male - Nomad Bee


Great, thanks for clarificati


Not Polistes


Male - Nomad Bee


Looks like something in


Bee - Male


not Nomada


Nomada, I suspect


Thinking Nomada


It looks almost identical!


Nomada, perhaps?


Nomada?


Bee


Nomada, I suspect


Nomada maculata


Nomada female


Nomada luteoloides female


Nomada luteoloides female


female Nomada luteoloides?


Smaller is Hylaeus female


Looks like nomada


Nomada male


Perhaps in Nomada edwardsii species-group


Moved


Cleptoparasitic bee


Nomada,


Thanks for the ID


Nomada, roosting.


Nomada, I suspect


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Nomada articulata (or australis?)


Looks like Nomada


Nomada?


Nomada cuckoo bee


Nomada cuckoo bee


Looks like nomada


Nomada, I suspect


Sure


Okay, just from digging into


Images posted


Nomada?


nomada


Possibly something in the genus Nomada?


Nomada cuckoo bee


Nomada bee?


Cuckoo Bee


Bee


Early spring species (genus?)


Nomada, I suspect


Please be sure to crop your pics...


Nomada female


Nomada vegana


First Iowa record of Nomada vegana?


Bee


Nomada female


Bee


Moved


Bee, I think.


bee


Nomada?


Nomada edwardsii species group


Moved


Moved


Moved


Bee, perhaps?


Nomada male


Nomada female


Nomada vicina


Nomada spp. perhaps?


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


I am really not an expert but


Bee


Bee


Bee


Moved


Moved


Nomada


You're right...


Nomada, I suspect.


Nomada, i suppose


Nomada denticulata


Cuckoo Bee


Nomada?


Nomada female


Moved


Moved


Nomada


One of the Nomada species


Moved


Nomada luteoloides


Perhaps Nomada


reminds me of Nomada


Moved


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Moved


Nomada


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


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Moved


Moved


Nomada luteoloides


Nomada male


Nomada, I suspect.


Moved


Nomada, I suspect


Moved


Moved


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Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Nomada, perhaps?


Reminds me of Nomada


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Nomada


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Bee


Nomada maculata female


Nomada, I suspect


Nomada


Genus Nomada?


Moved


Moved


Moved


yes, it's Nomada vicina


Moved


Moved


yes


Nomada fervida


My first thought...


I think


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Looks to us more like a bee


Nomada articulata female


Agreed


Moved


Moved


Moved


yes, a Nomada male


I agree


Bee, I think.


Nomada female


Bee, I think.


Nomada


Dr John- thanks greatly for c


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


bee


Moved


Nomada


...


Nomada


Moved


Moved


Yes


wow, it


Bee, I think.


Nomada


Looks to be


Makes us think of the bees in the genus Nomada


yes


Bee, I think


Looks to be a Nomada


Nomada


Nomada, i suppose


Oops! Nomada sp, male (Cuckoo Bee)


Nomada male (ruficornis species group)


Or a bee?


Nomada male


another Nomada?


Looks to us that it might be a bee


Reminds me of Nomada


Makes me think of Nomada


Thank you, John.


Nomada indeed


A Western Cuckoo bee - Nomada sp.?


Diverse and difficult!


3 Nomadas!


and maybe another Nomada?


Looks to us like something in Nomada


Maybe something like


Nomada female


NICE!


NICE


John- Thank you fro your foll


I think it's Nomada gracilis (a female)


Nomada maculata


Nomada texana female


Nomada fervida


Nomada vegana male


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Or maybe a bee?


Nomada male


Looks a bit like Nomada vicina


Nomada or a close kin, i suppose


Cuckoo Bee


Moved for expert attention


yes


Nomada texana


Not an expert -


it's unwise to guess at Nomada IDs


Nomada sp.


Nomada male


Nomada bee


Nomada


Nomada maculata


Moved


Nomada


Guessing Nomada


Nomada


Moved


Moved


Moved


Dr John- thank you for confir


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Nomada sp.


resembles Nomada articulata


check out Nomada


Nomada


cuckoo bee, maybe just Nomada


maculata maybe?


Dr Archer- thank you for havi


Nomada


Nomada or close kin


Nomada maculata


Yes - Nomada sp. (female)


Nice shots Fitz!


Thanks


Looks like


An actual bee, I think.


Bee (Nomada sp., male)


Bee


Nomada sp., i think


Nomada sp.


Nomada


Cuckoo Bee???


Nomada male


Nomada bella


Check out bees in the genus Nomada


Nomada


Nomada, a 'cuckoo bee'


Nomada male


Nomada male (Apidae)


Nomada sp.


Nomada female


Nomada


Nomada


Any other bees?


Guessing Nomada


Looks like Nomada


Nomada


Moved


Bee, I think.


Nomada sp.


Moved


Nomada


Nomada, I presume


Thanks, Ken.


Nomada, perhaps?


Moved


Moved


Moved


Makes us think of the bees


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Nomada utahensis Moalif


Nomada


Looks more like a bee


Nomada


Cuckoo bee.


Nomada female


Nomada


Nomada, I presume.


Looks to be a bee in the genus Nomada


Moved


I can't shed any light on the "dancing"...


Nomada female


Nomada


Nomada


Nomada male


Nomada


Moved


Nomada


Nomada male


Nomada


Nomada


Nomada sp.


Bee, I think.


Nomada edwardsii species group


Nomada


Nomada bee


Nomada maculata


Nomada, I presume.


it does appear to be a Nomada maculata male


Nomada male


Bee, I think.


Bee, I think


Moved


Moved


Nomada


Bee, I think


Nomada female bee


Nomada male


Nomada female


Andrena male


Nomada


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


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Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Nomada


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Ahh, yeah....


Moved


Moved


Moved


Nomada male


Nomada male


Bee, I think.


Nomada


Nomada


Nomada or kin, i'd say


Thanks


Nomada, maybe?


Nomada cuckoo bee


Nomada


-


yes


Nomada female


Nomada


Nomada


Moved


Nomada tiftonensis Cockerell female bee


Nomada tiftonensis Cockerell female


Nomada


Nomada


Nomada female


Thanks!


Moved


Maybe something in Nomada


Wasp?


Nomada


Nomada male


Nomada male


female


Bee, I think.


Nomada


Nomada female


Female


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Nomada


Moved


Moved


resembles Nomada imbricata


Moved


Moved


female


Moved


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Moved


Moved


Moved


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Moved


Nomada ruficornis species group


Moved


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Moved


Nomada maculata


Moved


Moved


Nomada ruficornis species group male


Moved


Moved


Nomada ruficornis group female


Moved


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Moved


Nomada bella


Moved


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Moved


Nomada female


Moved


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yes


Nomada ruficornis group female


A bee


Nomada


yes


A bee, I think...


Nomada australis female


Nomada


I saved the Nomada specimens


....


Wait for the experts, but


probably Nomada luteoloides


reminds me of


No, more interesting.


Nomada luteoloides


Nomada ruficornis group female


Nomada male


Nomada


Looks more like Nomada to us


Nomada ruficornis group female


Guessing Nomada


Nomada female


Nomada


Nomada, maybe?


yes


Nomada


Not wasp.


Nomada male


Nomada male


Moved


Moved


Nomada male


Nomada female


Nomada male


Resembles


Neither:-)


yes, a Nomada male in the ruficornis group


Not terribly confident...


Color


Nomada ruficornis species group male


Not mistaken.


Could be mistaken, but


Nomada females


Moved


Moved


appears to be Nomada gracilis (=inepta)


Nomada female


She


Nomada female


Nomada male


Looks a bit like


Nomada


Beautiful.


Not Cerceris.


Moved


Hypochrotaenia (Micronomada)


Not an ID, but...


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Nomada looks right but ...


Not an ID, but I wonder...


Check out Nomada


Nomada vicina


No keys


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there are no keys


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looks like a Nomada luteoloides female


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appears to be Nomada suavis


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Nomada cressonii male


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appears to be Nomada maculata


Moved


Moved


Nomada sp.?


Nomada ruficornis species group


Nomada sp.?


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looks like Nomada imbricata


Moved


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Nomada


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Nomada denticulata male


Thanks, Martin.


Nomada


Not wasp


Nomada female


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Nomada ruficornis species group


Another little problem


Nomada vicina


No


I think


vegana species group


Not wasp


yes


Looks to be a bee


Sleeping cuckoo bee.


Nomada erigeronis


Nomada male


Nomada


Maybe a cuckoo bee in the genus Nomada?


Maybe start in


Nomada crotchii


Nomada crotchii


Nomada female


Cuckoo bee.


female Nomada


Cuckoo bee, Nomada


Nomada


Nomada female


red Nomada


Yes


Not wasp.


Nomada female


color pattern


Nomada in the ruficornis species group


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


this does look like a Nomada imbricata


Looks like


Looks to be something in the genus


Cuckoo bee.


Wasp-like bee


Nomada male


Behavior


Nomada in the ruficornis species group


A bee!


Bee


Looks to be a bee


Nomada articulata female


Nomada male


Nomada


Nomada


Nomada?


Nomada female


Nomada male


male


Yes.


Male cuckoo bee.


Moved


Nomada male


Nomada female


Nomada male


Nomada luteoloides female


Not wasp:-)


Nomada ruficornis group female


Nomada


Nomada male


Nomada male


Nomada male


Yes.


Following up...


Not sure...


virtually all earth nesting bees can be parasitized by at least


Cuckoo bee (Nomada sp.)


Moved


Nomada female


Nomada female


Nomada female


ID


Some Nomada have multiple host species


Nomada female


I think it is in the ruficornis group


Thanks Dr. Ascher!


Thanks Eric!


Nomada


Not Nomada.


Nomada


Hmmmm, I just saw the pic and


Moved


Moved


subgenera are formal genus-group names


this looks like a male Nomada bella


Nice little Nomada -


Looks more like a Cuckoo Bee -


Nomada pygmaea?


Nomada fervida


Moved


Nomada female


Thanks John


Moved


Moved


Nomada imbricata


Nomada texana


Nomada texana


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Thanks


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Nomada ruficornis species group (not species)


Nomada ruficornis species group (not species)


Nomada ruficornis species group (not species)


Nomada cressonii


Nomada ruficornis species group (not species)


Nomada ruficornis species group (not species)


Nomada ruficornis species group (not species)


Nomada ruficornis species group (not species)


Nomada ruficornis species group (not species)


Nomada crotchii Cresson, 1878


Nomada ruficornis species group (not species)


Nomada maculata


Nomada ruficornis species group (not species)


Nomada ruficornis species group (not species)


looks like Nomada cressonii


Nomada ruficornis species group (not species)


Nomada ruficornis species group (not species)


Probably Nomada articulata or australis


Nomada ruficornis species group (not species)


Yes, "sleeping" Nomada.


The look


Nomada


Nomada


Looks like a Cuckoo Bee


Check out Nomada


Nomada electa


Nomada female


Nomada tiftonensis Cockerell


Aha. Oh, dopey me.


Bee


Nomada female


Nomada male


Bee


Nomada


Cropping


Nomada articulata


Looks to be


Apologies to Ted and Tony on this


Not wasp:-)


Feather


Above the image you will see in blue


yes, a Nomada male


It appears to be a bee in the


Nomada


Nomada


It does look like Nomada


Moved


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Nomada female


Nomada sp. (Cuckoo-Bee)


Looks like it might be


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Nomada male


Genus Nomada


Moved


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Nomada


Nomada


Nomada


Looks like a bee


Nomada male


Nomada


Nomada


Nomada is what we would have said,


Nomada female


Moved


it would be great to have specimens of some of these


yes, it certainly is a Nomada


it could be


Nomada


it is inappropriate to assume these are the same


Nomada maculata


Nomada sp.


Try the kleptoparasites


Nomada maculata


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I think this is my mistake, John -


Appreciate your help


NOT Nomada ruficornis


NOT Nomada ruficornis


NOT Nomada ruficornis


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Nomada female


Nomada vegana group (=Hypochrotaenia)


Nice shot, but not wasp:-)


Moved


I maintain updated state records for bees


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probably in the edwardsii species group of Nomada


Nomada sp.


Nomada ruficornis species group


Nomada sp.


Interesting but manageable


Nomada bee


Nomada


Nomada male bee


Nomada


A Nomada (Cuckoo - Bee)


Nomada


This is a bee of the genus No


that is a very kind and generous offer


Thanks, John,


yes, a Nomada male


Yes.


Nomada sp.? (Apidae)


Moved


Moved


Moved


Thanks John


Nomada female


female


Nomada maculata


looks like Nomada cressonii


looks like Nomada imbricata


Colletes inaequalis has no bee cleptoparasites


Nomada vicina


most likely Nomada imbricata


most likely Nomada luteoloides


most likely Nomada luteoloides


Nomada luteoloides


yes


Nomada sp.? (Apidae)


Nomada female


It


Nomada


Cuckoo bee.


Not wasp:-)


I was just going to comment...


subgenera are no longer recognized in Nomada


looks like Nomada cressonii


Looks like one of the


the problem is that


Moved


Moved


my two cents


In


yes, a Nomada male


bee


Moved


Moved


Nomada female


bee


Nomada female


yes, a Nomada


Frassed


Frassed


Frassed


Note to Thomas.


Looks like a member


Nomada species ID can be very difficult


Nomada maculata


A wasp-like bee (Nomada sp.)


sweet!


Check through Nomada


Nomada male


male


Nomada luteoloides


Nomada male


cuckoo bee


bee


Colletes


Lasioglossum (Dialictus)


Yes.


very likely Nomada maculata


bee


well well


Nomada sp.? {Apidae)


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Moved


Nomada fervida


Nomada fervida


Nomada


Nomada female


Nomada female


Nomada sp.? (Apidae)


Following Joel Kits lead


Nomada female


Moved


Nomada ruficornis species group (not species)


the fall Nomada are parasites of composite specialist Andrena


Nomada placida


Nomada placida


Moved


Andrena


Nomada


Nomada


Nomada sp. (Apidae)


Moved


Moved


Moved


Nomada articulata


not true


Nomada


a Nomada, but probably not lepida


This is surely no Vespidae, c


Thanks, Richard


Nomada sp. (Apidae)


Nomada sp. (Apidae)


Patience:-)


Cucko-bee - Sphecodes (female)


Prey.


Yes, Nomada.


i


Nomada female?


Like parasitic birds...


Nomada sp. (Apidae)


OK


Optical Illusion:-)


Thanks


Cuckoo bee (Nomada sp.)


Nomada lepida?


Nomada sp.


Cuckoo bee


Thanks!


ID of Nomada


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Nomada sp. (Apidae)


Nomada ID


Apidae: Nomadinae


Nomada sp.?


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Nomada sp.


Cuckoo bee - most probably Pasites sp. (Apidae, Anthophorinae)


Yes, Nomada sp.


Nomada


Bee is probably a halictid


definitely a bee


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