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Tribe Nomadini - Nomad Bees

Resting Cuckoo Bee - Nomada - male nectar robber - Nomada crotchii reddish bee - Nomada Wasp 2012.03.15.15515 - Nomada Nomad bee - Nomada Nomada? - Nomada 9031655 Nomada - Nomada - female Nomad Bee - Anterior  - Nomada
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 (Apoidea (clade Anthophila) - Bees)
Family Apidae (Cuckoo, Carpenter, Digger, Bumble, and Honey Bees)
Subfamily Nomadinae (Cuckoo Bees)
Tribe Nomadini (Nomad Bees)
Numbers
a single genus, with >280 spp. in our area, >700 spp. total(1)
Identification
Mandible and eye are not aligned. The eye is slightly back from being centered over the mandible base.(2)

- the offset is very prominent with the mandible in use.

The apex of the marginal cell

is sharply pointed and ends on the wing margin. There is usually 3 submarginal cells with #3 being shortest of the others. A few species have only 2 submarginal cells.(2)
Food
A cleptoparasite. Frequently parasitizing Andrena.(2)