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Genus Oreopasites

Perdita (?) - Oreopasites Perdita (?) - Oreopasites Neopasites ? - Oreopasites Neopasites ? - Oreopasites Oreopasites barbarae F - Oreopasites barbarae - female Oreopasites barbarae F - Oreopasites barbarae - female Tiny - Oreopasites Tiny - Oreopasites
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 Nomadinae (Cuckoo Bees)
Tribe Ammobatini
Genus Oreopasites
2 subgenera, with 10 spp. in our area, 11 spp. total(1)
Oreopasites: 8 spp. in our area, 9 spp. total (8 in w. US, 3 in Mexico)(1)
*Perditopasites: 2 spp., both in our area (w. TX to CA)(1)
2.2-7.5mm (the smallest, at 2.2-3.1 mm, is O. linsleyi, a cleptoparasite of Perdita)
w. US into n. Mexico (map)(1)
cleptoparasites of panurgine bees, i.e. Calliopsis and Perdita. Known hosts are listed in Rozen (1992)
our only representative of the predominantly Palaearctic & Afrotropical tribe Ammobatini that contains >120 spp. in 8 genera worldwide(1)
Print References
Rozen J.G., Jr. (1992) Systematics and host relationships of the cuckoo bee genus Oreopasites (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae: Nomadinae). American Museum Novitates 3046: 1-56.