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Genus Melissodes

Orange County Bees & Wasps #175 - Needs ID - Melissodes Melissodes denticulata - Melissodes denticulatus - male Cactus Flower Insect 5 - Bee ? - Melissodes Bee with long antenna - Melissodes Melissodes Bee - Melissodes Bee - Melissodes Melissodes trinodis? - Melissodes trinodis - 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 Apidae (Cuckoo, Carpenter, Digger, Bumble, and Honey Bees)
Subfamily Apinae (Honey, Bumble, Long-horned, Orchid, and Digger Bees)
Tribe Eucerini (Long-horned Bees)
Genus Melissodes
Explanation of Names
Melissodes Latreille 1829
Numbers
97 spp. in 7 subgenera in our area, 129 spp. in 8 subgenera total(1)
Subgenera not yet in the guide:
Psilomelissodes: monotypic subgenus(1)
Tachymelissodes: 3 spp. in our area, 4 spp. total(1)
Identification
Range
New World (Canada to Argentina; map)(1)
Print References
LaBerge W.E. (1956) A revision of the bees of the genus Melissodes in North and Central America. Part I (Hymenoptera, Apidae). U. Kans. Sci. Bull. 37 (II): 911-1194. (Full text)
LaBerge W.E. (1956) A revision of the bees of the genus Melissodes in North and Central America. Part II (Hymenoptera, Apidae). U. Kans. Sci. Bull. 38 (I): 533-578. (Full text)
LaBerge W.E. (1961) A revision of the bees of the genus Melissodes in North and Central America. Part III (Hymenoptera, Apidae). U. Kans. Sci. Bull. 42: 283-663. (Full text)