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Species Colletes kincaidii - Kincaid's 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 kincaidii (Kincaid's Cellophane Bee)
Female: 9-11 mm. Male: 7-9 mm.
In the East it occurs in Nova Scotia, New York, Indiana and Illinois, and southward through the Appalachians as far as North Carolina, but it is primarily Western, reaching Arizona, California and British Columbia. Introduced worldwide.
in flight from early June to early September.
Internet References
UNLThe Nesting Biology of Colletes kincaidii Cockerell (Hymenoptera: Colletidae) and Development of Its Immature Forms