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Genus Brachynomada

Brachynomada annectens - male Brachynomada margaretae - female
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
Genus Brachynomada
Explanation of Names
Brachynomada Holmberg 1886
6 spp. (all in subg. Melanomada) our area, 16 spp. in 2 subgenera total(1)
sw. US (to IL & SD) to Argentina (map)(1)
Print References
Rozen J.G. (1997) New taxa of brachynomadine bees (Apidae, Nomadinae). American Museum novitates 3200: 1-26 (Full text)
Snelling R.R., Rozen J.G. (1987) Contributions toward a revision of the New World nomadine bees. 2. The genus Melanomada (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae). Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Contributions in Science 384: 1-12 (Full text)