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Species Colletes lutzi - Lutz's Cellophane Bee

Colletes lutzi HOLOTYPE - Colletes lutzi - female
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 Colletidae (Cellophane or Plasterer, Masked, and Fork-tongued Bees)
Genus Colletes (Cellophane bees)
Species lutzi (Lutz's Cellophane Bee)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Colletes lutzi Timberlake, 1943

Colletes monticola monticola Timberlake, 1951; Colletes lutzi monticola Timberlake, 1951, valid subspecies; Colletes monticola interior Timberlake, 1951; Colletes lutzi interior Timberlake, 1951, valid subspecies; Colletes monticola inyoensis Timberlake, 1951; Colletes monticola pinorum Timberlake, 1951; Colletes lutzi pinorum Timberlake, 1951, valid subspecies
Size
Female - 7-7.5mm(1)
Male - 6-7mm(1)
Range
Western US
Season
May - September
Food
Visits flowers from several families. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Print References
Original description can be found on page 390 of Timberlake and Lutz (1943)(1)
Subspecies are discussed starting on on page 375 of Stephen (1954)(2)
Internet References