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Species Xeromelecta californica - California Xeromelecta

Bee - Xeromelecta californica - female Is this a Cuckoo Bee? If so, which species? - Xeromelecta californica bee on coneflower - Xeromelecta californica Cuckoo Bee? - Xeromelecta californica unknown, Carrizo Plain - Xeromelecta californica Cuckoo bee? - Xeromelecta californica What bee species? - Xeromelecta californica Bee - Xeromelecta californica
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 Apinae (Honey, Bumble, Long-horned, Orchid, and Digger Bees)
Tribe Melectini (digger-bee-cuckoos)
Genus Xeromelecta
No Taxon (Subgenus Melectomorpha)
Species californica (California Xeromelecta)
length: females 8-14 mm; males 9-18 mm
Scopa lacking (as in all Melectini); terga with medially broken bands of appressed white (rarely pale brown) pubescence.
See also Internet Reference (DiscoverLife)
From B.C. (Canada) south to CA, east to IL; also Mexico (Baja California)
The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known associations based on specimen records and images.
Parasite of Anthophora
Internet References