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Species Pseudoanthidium nanum - European Small-Woolcarder

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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 Megachilidae (Leafcutter, Mason, and Resin Bees, and allies)
Subfamily Megachilinae (Leafcutter, Resin, Mortar, Sharptail, Mason, and Woolcarder bees and relatives)
Tribe Anthidiini (Woolcarder, yellow-marked resin, pebble, and dark bees)
Genus Pseudoanthidium (Small-Woolcarder Bees)
Species nanum (European Small-Woolcarder)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Widely known in Europe as Anthidium lituratum or Pseudoanthidium lituratum, but Apis liturata Panzer, 1801, is an available name because it is a junior primary homonym of Apis liturata Gmelin, 1790.
Explanation of Names
Author: (Mocsáry, 1879)
about the size or a little smaller than Osmia pumila
Northeast. Newly established Old World bee. It has been collected in MA, NY, & NJ and is suspected to have spread to neighboring states.
They frequent Centaurea and other Asteraceae.
Recorded on Centaurea biebersteinii. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Life Cycle
They nest in hollow stems and build cottony partitions between cells.
Discovered in the New World by Sarah Kornbluth in New Jersey and identified by John S. Ascher. Subsequently reported from Maryland and several other states.
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