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Genus Svastra

Bee ID - Svastra obliqua bee 34 - Svastra duplocincta - female long-horned bees - Svastra duplocincta Long-horned Bee (?) - Svastra Longhorn Bee with rusty ringed thorax - Svastra obliqua Svastra (Epimelissodes) obliqua? - Svastra obliqua - female Digger Bee? - Svastra long-horned bee - Svastra atripes
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 Eucerini (Long-horned Bees)
Genus Svastra
16 spp. in 4 subgenera in our area, 23 spp. in 5 subgenera total(1)
Subgenera not yet in the guide:
Anthedonia: 2 spp., both in our area(1)
Brachymelissodes: a single species in our area, 3 spp. total(1)
The metanotum has a long tuft of hair on it.(2)

This tuft looks like a yellow spot
The length of the hair tufts is more pronounced in this one.
New World (across the US + ON to S. America: map)(1)