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Species Colletes slevini - Slevin's Cellophane Bee

Cellophane Bee - Colletes slevini ID for Andrenid (nope! make that Colletid) on Buckwheat? - Colletes slevini - male Fuzzy yellow bee - Colletes slevini ID for a bee on buckwheat? - Colletes slevini ID for a bee on buckwheat? - Colletes slevini Slevin's Cellophane Bee at Peters Canyon - Colletes slevini  Slevin's Cellophane Bee - Colletes slevini Unknown Bee - Colletes slevini
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 Colletidae (Cellophane or Plasterer, Masked, and Fork-tongued Bees)
Genus Colletes (Cellophane bees)
Species slevini (Slevin's Cellophane Bee)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Colletes eriogoni Cockerell, 1939
Explanation of Names
Colletes slevini Cockerell, 1925
Size
Female: Length 10mm; Wing 6.25(1)
Male: Length 9mm; Wing 6.75(1)
Range
Canada: British Columbia
USA: Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona to the west coast.
Mexico: Baja California
Habitat
Stephen (1954) notes that they're most common in mountainous regions from 2500 - 8000 feet.(1)
Season
May - September
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.
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