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Genus Holcopasites

Holcopasites calliopsidis - male Holcopasites calliopsidis Coolest Bee - Holcopasites calliopsidis Holcopasites calliopsidis - male Holcopasites calliopsidis Holcopasites Bee - Holcopasites holcopasites illinoiensis or calliopsida - Holcopasites
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 Nomadinae (Cuckoo Bees)
Tribe Ammobatoidini
Genus Holcopasites
Explanation of Names
Author: Ashmead
Numbers
19 spp., all in our area(1)
Identification
Abdomen largely or entirely red. There are but two submarginal cells in the front wing, and the antennae are located adjacent to the clypeal margin, much below the mid transverse line of the face.
Range
so. Canada to Mexico (map)(1)
Remarks
Parasitic bees
our only representative of the tribe Ammobatoidini that contains 33 spp. in 4 genera (those not in NA are all in w. Palaearctic, mostly around the Mediterranean)(1)