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Genus Calliopsis

Colletes? - Calliopsis puellae Little Bee lays eggs? - Calliopsis puellae - female bee 9 - Calliopsis Bee on Eriophyllum - Calliopsis Bees on Potentilla - Calliopsis Bees on Potentilla - Calliopsis Anthophila - Calliopsis Female Bee - Caliopsis andreniformis? - Calliopsis andreniformis - 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 Andrenidae (Mining Bees)
Subfamily Panurginae
Tribe Calliopsini
Genus Calliopsis
Explanation of Names
Author: Smith
Numbers
68 spp. in 6 subgenera in our area, 86 spp. in 9 subgenera total(1)
Subgenus not yet in the guide: Verbenapis 4 spp., all in our area(1)
Range
New World (Canada to Chile & Argentina; map)(1)
Food
Most species in this genus are oligolectic or monolectic (they collect pollen from a few related species or just one species)
Remarks
There are 4 distinctive subgenera associated with 4 plant families (Leguminosae, Euphorbiaceae, Compositae and Verbenaceae) (Dyer & Shinn 1978)
Print References
Danforth, B. N. 1990. Provisioning behavior and the estimation of investment ratios in a solitary bee, Calliopsis (Hypomacrotera) persimilis (Cockerell) (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 27: 159-168.

Danforth, B. N. 1994. Taxonomic review of Calliopsis subgenus Hypomacrotera, (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae), with special emphasis on the distributions and host plant associations. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 70: 283-300.

Danforth, B. N., and P. K. Visscher. 1993. Dynamics of a host-cleptoparasite relationship: Holcopasites ruthae as a parasite of Calliopsis pugionis (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae, Andrenidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 86: 833-840.

Dyer, J. G., and A. F. Shinn. 1978. Pollen collected by Calliopsis andreniformis Smith in North America (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 51: 787-795.

Rozen, J. G., Jr. 1952. A new species of Nomadopsis (Hymenoptera, Andrenidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 25: 144-147.

Rozen, J. G., Jr. 1958. Monographic study of the genus Nomadopsis Ashmead (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). University of California Publications in Entomology 15: 202 pp.

Rozen, J. G., Jr. 1959. A new species of Nomadopsis and notes on some previously described ones (Hymenoptera, Andrenidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 61: 255-259.

Rozen, J. G., Jr. 1963. Notes on the biology of Nomadopsis, with descriptions of four new species (Apoidea, Andrenidae). American Museum Novitates no. 2142: 1-17.

Rozen, J. G., Jr. 1966. Systematics of the larvae of North American panurgine bees (Hymenoptera, Apoidea). American Museum Novitates no. 2259: 22 pp.

Rozen, J. G., Jr. 1967. Review of the biology of panurgine bees, with observations on North American forms (Hymenoptera, Andrenidae). American Museum Novitates no. 2297: 44 pp.

Ruz, L. 1991. Classification and phylogenetic relationships of the panurgine bees: The Calliopsini and allies (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). University of Kansas Science Bulletin 54: 209-256.

Shinn, A. F. 1965. Descriptions of three new species of the bee genus Calliopsis (Hymenoptera, Andrenidae). American Museum Novitates no. 2211: 1-19.

Shinn, A. F. 1967. A revision of the bee genus Calliopsis and the biology and ecology of C. andreniformis (Hymenoptera, Andrenidae). University of Kansas Science Bulletin 46: 753-936.

Visscher, P. K., and B. N. Danforth. 1993. Biology of Calliopsis pugionis (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae): Nesting, foraging, and investment sex ratio. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 86: 822-832.

Visscher, P. K., R. S. Vetter, and R. Orth. 1994. Benthic bees? Emergence phenology of Calliopsis pugionis (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae) at a seasonally flooded site. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 87: 941-945.

Wcislo, W. T. 1999. Male territoriality and nesting behavior of Calliopsis hondurasicus Cockerell (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 72: 91-98.