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Species Melissodes agilis - Agile Long-horned Bee

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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 Eucerini (Long-horned Bees)
Genus Melissodes
No Taxon (Subgenus Eumelissodes, True Melissodes Bees)
Species agilis (Agile Long-horned Bee)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Melissodes aurigenia
Range
Occurs throughout the United States, Southern Canada and Northern Mexico
Food
An oligolege of Helianthus. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Print References
Mitchell, T.B. 1962 Bees of the Eastern United States. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin No. 152.
Internet References
N. Y. Entomological Society. Notes on the Biology of a Common Sunflower Bee (Melissodes agilis)