Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

another cuckoo bee - Townsendiella rufiventris

another cuckoo bee - Townsendiella rufiventris
Robert J. Bernard Biological Field Station, Claremont, Los Angeles County, California, USA
April 30, 2011

Moved from Cuckoo Bees.


this appears to be Townsendiella rufiventris.

Execellent find !

Happy 2016 Hartmut, John, and other BugGuide friends !

Happy 2016 to you and your family, Emile!
THANKS, Emile, your comments served as a reminder/ wake-up call to get back to this! Some time ago, after John Ascher's comment, I landed on T. rufiventris based on Linsley. Also, there's a collection record at the Field Station (Molly Rightmyer, 04/18/2002). However, I wasn't certain, also forgot about the matter due to loads of family obligations.
I just checked with James Hung who has collected a series of this and agrees with the ID.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.