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Species Svastra obliqua - Svastra (Epimelissodes) obliqua

long-horned bee - Svastra obliqua - female Svastra obliqua ? - Svastra obliqua - female Svastra (?) on Cosmos - Svastra obliqua - female bee/fly orange hair behind head  - Svastra obliqua Bee - Svastra obliqua Longhorn Bee with rusty ringed thorax - Svastra obliqua bee - Svastra obliqua Melissodes? - Svastra obliqua - male
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 Svastra
No Taxon (Subgenus Epimelissodes)
Species obliqua (Svastra (Epimelissodes) obliqua)
Explanation of Names
Author: (Say, 1837)
The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known associations based on specimen records and images. Pollen specialist on Asteraceae.
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