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Species Holcopasites calliopsidis

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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 Nomadinae (Cuckoo Bees)
Tribe Ammobatoidini
Genus Holcopasites
Species calliopsidis (Holcopasites calliopsidis)
Explanation of Names
Author: Linsley, 1943.
Size
Female 5-6 mm; male 5-6mm.
Identification
It has spots while illinoiensis has bands.
Range
Minnesota to Michigan, south to Tennessee.
Season
June to August.
Food
The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known associations based on specimen records and images.
Life Cycle
The host of this cleptoparasitic species is Calliopsis andreniformis (Andrenidae)
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