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Species Hoplitis anthocopoides - Viper's Bugloss Small-Mason

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 Megachilidae (Leafcutter, Mason, and Resin Bees, and allies)
Subfamily Megachilinae (Leafcutter, Resin, Mortar, Sharptail, Mason, and Woolcarder bees and relatives)
Tribe Osmiini (Mason bees and relatives)
Genus Hoplitis (Small-Mason Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Hoplitis)
Species anthocopoides (Viper's Bugloss Small-Mason)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hoplitis anthocopoides (Schenck, 1853)
Explanation of Names
Name refers to host plant (note potential confusion with H. adunca regarding common name since they both visit this plant)
Range
Specimens have been collected from VA, WV, NY. Common in Central Europe.
Food
Recorded on Echium. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Remarks
Non-native, introduced from Europe
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