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Subgenus Eumelissodes, True Melissodes Bees

Bee IMG_5444 - Melissodes illatus - male Bee 3-cells on Gaillardia - Melissodes - female Hymenoptera, Anthophoridae - Melissodes - male Bee on On MacDougal Verbena - Melissodes - female Long-horned bee on Brown-eyed Susan - Melissodes bee 3 - Melissodes druriellus Bee - Melissodes trinodis - male bee on black-eyed susan - Melissodes druriellus
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, Longhorn, Orchid, and Digger Bees)
Tribe Eucerini (Long-horned Bees)
Genus Melissodes
No Taxon Subgenus Eumelissodes, True Melissodes Bees
Explanation of Names
Author: LaBerge 1956
Numbers
62 spp. in our area, 70 spp. total(1)
Range
NA (Canada to Panama); in our area, all 62 spp. occur in the US, 16 range into Canada(1)