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Species Colletes simulans - Spine-shouldered Cellophane Bee

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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 Colletidae (Cellophane or Plasterer, Masked, and Fork-tongued Bees)
Genus Colletes (Cellophane bees)
Species simulans (Spine-shouldered Cellophane Bee)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Colletes bigeloviae; Colletes brevispinosus; Colletes tegularis; Colletes coloradensis; Colletes scitula; Colletes spinosa
North Carolina and Georgia, north to Wisconsin, Michigan, New York and the New England states, into southern Canada. West to the West Coast.
May to November.
Visits flowers from several families especially Asteraceae. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Print References
Mitchell, T.B. 1960 Bees of the Eastern United States. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin No. 141.
Internet References