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Species Melissodes bimaculatus - Two-spotted Longhorn Bee

Melissodes bimaculata - Melissodes bimaculatus - female Bee - Melissodes bimaculatus - male Apidae, Two-spotted Long-horned Bee, dorsal - Melissodes bimaculatus - female Giant black Bumble Bee-like Bee - Melissodes bimaculatus Brush Legged Bee - Melissodes bimaculatus - female Two-spotted longhorn bee? - Melissodes bimaculatus - female Two-spotted Longhorn Bee? - Melissodes bimaculatus - male Dark-veined Longhorn Bee-(iNaturalist) - Melissodes bimaculatus - male
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, Longhorn, Orchid, and Digger Bees)
Tribe Eucerini (Longhorn Bees)
Genus Melissodes
No Taxon (Subgenus Melissodes)
Species bimaculatus (Two-spotted Longhorn Bee)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Melissodes bimaculata (spelling/gender)
Melissodes melanosoma
Explanation of Names
Author: Lepeletier, 1825.
Size
Females: 13-15 mm, males: 11-13 mm.
Identification
The name "bimaculatus" refers to the two white spots near the tip of the abdomen.
Range
Generally distributed throughout the Eastern United States, reaching North Dakota, Colorado and New Mexico in the West.
Season
May to October.
Food
The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known associations based on specimen records and images.
Remarks
Details for Melissodes bimaculatus are posted at Discover Life