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Species Melissodes communis - Common Long-horned Bee

 Melissodes - ? - Melissodes communis - female Bee on watermelon flower on USDA farm - Melissodes communis - female Bee ID request - Melissodes communis Insect 4 - Melissodes communis Bee May 6 Stillingia aquatica - Melissodes communis - female Another Melissodes? - Melissodes communis - female Possible bee - Melissodes communis Melissodes sp? on Iliamna remota - Melissodes communis - female
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 communis (Common Long-horned Bee)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Melissodes hortivagans
Melissodes manni
Melissodes variabilis
Melissodes xanthopteralis
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