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bee... - Nomada placida - male

bee... - Nomada placida - Male
fayetteville, washington County, Arkansas, USA
September 27, 2006
Size: ~6-8mm

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Moved from Nomada.

N. placida
another new record for Arkansas

wish we had more specimens of this species...the AMNH only has two!

thank you for identifying this little bee Dr. Ascher. also, i would have been pleased to send you as many of these as you could have wanted, for a while there were a great many feeding on the goldenrods, but it seems the weather has put an end to them.

maybe next year
it seems you have many interesting bees in your area

Nomada sp.
This is one of the cuckoo bees in the genus Nomada. I didn't know they could be seen in the fall.

the fall Nomada are parasites of composite specialist Andrena
Andrena (Cnemidandrena) and Andrena (Callandrena) sensu lato

Fall Nomadas
in Colorado Springs are N. vincta and N.zebrata which this one is not.

vincta and zebrata belong to the vincta species group,
aka subgenus Pachynomada

whereas placida belongs to the roberjeotiana species group, aka subgenus Nomadita (and Callinomada)

this is the first i have seen of these, and there are many of them. thank you both for the info.

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