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Species Triepeolus concavus - Concave Longhorn-cuckoo

Fly - Bee Mimic - Triepeolus concavus Fly - Bee Mimic - Triepeolus concavus large bee, long antenna, hove fly-like abdomen - Triepeolus concavus Wasp on Rudbeckia on Spring Island - Triepeolus concavus - female Another species of Triepeolus? - Triepeolus concavus - male Another species of Triepeolus? - Triepeolus concavus Bee - Triepeolus concavus - male Cuckoo Bee - Triepeolus concavus - 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 Apidae (Cuckoo, Carpenter, Digger, Bumble, and Honey Bees)
Subfamily Nomadinae (Cuckoo Bees)
Tribe Epeolini
Genus Triepeolus
Species concavus (Concave Longhorn-cuckoo)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epeolus concavus
Explanation of Names
Author: Cresson, 1878
Size
10-16 mm
Range
USA: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California (the Central Valley, and extending further south into San Bernardino Co. and Riverside Co.), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington, Washington D.C., Wisconsin.
Season
June to October
Food
Recorded on Helianthus, Verbena, Asteraceae. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Life Cycle
Cleptoparasite of Svastra obliqua
Print References
Mitchell, T.B. 1962 Bees of the Eastern United States. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin No. 152.
Rightmyer, M.G. 2008. A Review of the Cleptoparasitic Bee Genus Triepeolus (Hymenoptera: Apidae).
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