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Genus Holcopasites

Holcopasites calliopsidis Small bug - Holcopasites calliopsidis - female Holcopasites pulchellus - Holcopasites - female Cuckoo Bee? - Holcopasites Cuckoo bee - Holcopasites stevensi Holcopasites - Holcopasites calliopsidis Holcopasites - Holcopasites calliopsidis - female Holcopasites
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
19 spp., all in our area(1)
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.
so. Canada to Mexico (map)(1)
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)