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Species Melitoma taurea

Bee - Melitoma taurea - female Bee - Melitoma taurea - female Bee - Melitoma taurea Mallow Bee - Melitoma taurea Black and white bee - Melitoma taurea Bee in morning glory - Melitoma taurea Worker honey bee? - Melitoma taurea Melitoma taurea (mallow bee) - Melitoma taurea
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 Apinae (Honey, Bumble, Long-horned, Orchid, and Digger Bees)
Tribe Emphorini (Chimney Bees)
Genus Melitoma
Species taurea (Melitoma taurea)
Other Common Names
Mallow bee
Explanation of Names
Author: Say, 1837
Size
Female 10-12.5 mm. Male 9.5-12 mm.
Range
Kansas to Virginia and Florida
Season
March to May in Florida, June to September elsewhere
Food
The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known associations based on specimen records and images. Pollen specialist on Calystegia R. Br., Ipomoea L. (Convolvulaceae)