Anthidium manicatum (Megachilidae) in Colorado Springs - Anthidium manicatum -
Colorado Springs, Deerfield Hills (N38° 47.041' , W104° 44.930'), El Paso County, Colorado, USA May 27, 2005 Size: L = 11 mm (female);
Found on Lupinus hartwegii in Colorado Springs. Fem: L = 10-11 mm; Male: L = 17-18 mm;
an European immigrant about to conquer the Western US. Prefers to visit blue bisymmetric flowers. Black-yellow; 6 (male), 5 (fem) abd bands widely top-cut;
white or yellow jbscopa;black meso-notum w/1 side spot or side band;2 yellow dots on occiput;black meta-notum,
some with 2 dots;black-yellow legs;yellow "cracked-V"-shaped face mark; hover and bolt flight. Common throughout June.
The most frequent Anthidium species in this area.
Contributed by Adalbert Goertz on 19 June, 2005 - 1:01am Last updated 8 July, 2010 - 1:41pm
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