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Tribe Brachynomadini

Paranomada velutina - male Paranomada velutina - male Triopasites penniger  - Triopasites penniger - female Brachynomada annectens - male Brachynomada margaretae - female B. nimia - Brachynomada nimia - male B. nimia - Brachynomada nimia - male
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 Brachynomadini
10 spp. in 3 genera in our area, 26 spp. in 4 genera total(1)
Have yellow or white markings on their body, differentiating them from most Nomada.(2)

The eye is tilted forward, appearing to be centered to the mandible.(2)

The tip of the marginal cell is sharply pointed, whereas Nomada is more rounded (2)
shows all the above characteristics.
New World, US to Argentina; in our area, w. half of the US, mostly sw. US (B. nimia east to IL)(1)