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Genus Melissodes

Long-horned bee - Melissodes Two-spotted Longhorn Bee? - Melissodes bimaculatus - male Melissodes agilis - Melissodes Melissodes druriellus - female Long-horned bee - Melissodes Bee - Melissodes - female Melissodes sp.? - Melissodes - female Small, furry, green-eyed bee - Melissodes comptoides
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 (Longhorn 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)