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Species Nomada fervida

Hymenopteran - Nomada fervida - male Apidae, Cuckoo Bee, Nomada fervida, I believe. ID Please - Nomada fervida Nomad Bees - Nomada fervida - male - female Wasp on Giant Ironweed - Nomada fervida Nomada fervida wasp on thistle - Nomada fervida Wasp - Nomada fervida - male Wasp - Nomada fervida - male
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 Nomadinae (Cuckoo Bees)
Tribe Nomadini (Nomad Bees)
Genus Nomada (Nomad Bees)
No Taxon (vegana species group)
Species fervida (Nomada fervida)
Size
Male and female: 10 mm
Identification
females have a high number and density of spine-like hairs lining the outer apical margin of the hind tibia (Discover Life).
Range
Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.
Season
March to September.
Food
Recorded on several kinds of flowers. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Life Cycle
Kleptoparasite of Agapostemon
Remarks
Visit Bidens, Ceanothus, Melilotus and Polygonum.
Print References
Mitchell, T.B. 1962 Bees of the Eastern United States. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin No. 152.
Droege, S. 2010. New synonymies in the bee genus Nomada from North America (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Zootaxa, 2661: 1-32.
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