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Species Sphecodes davisii

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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 Halictidae (Sweat, Furrow, Nomiine, and Shortface Bees)
Subfamily Halictinae (Sweat and Furrow Bees)
Tribe Halictini
Genus Sphecodes (Blood Bees)
Species davisii (Sphecodes davisii)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sphecodes persimilis Lovell and Cockerell, 1907
Explanation of Names
Sphecodes davisii Robertson, 1897
Size
Male: Length 8mm(1)
Identification
One of the larger species, with dense white hairs on the clypeus, a red metasoma with black tip (vs. black in males of many other species), and a rugose scutum anteriorly (comment by John Ascher).
Range
Wyoming to southern Ontario, east to Nova Scotia, south to North Carolina.
Season
April to October
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.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Bees of the eastern United States
Mitchell T.B. 1962. Tech. Bull. (NC Agric. Exp. Sta.): No. 141 (538 pp.), 1960; and No. 152 (557 pp.).