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Colletes simulans Cresson, 1868
Colletes armata Patton, 1879; Colletes armatus Patton, 1879; Colletes scitula Patton, 1879; Colletes spinosa Robertson, 1891; Colletes bigeloviae Cockerell, 1897; Colletes brevispinosus Viereck, 1903; Colletes tegularis Swenk, 1905; Colletes kudonis Cockerell, 1927; Colletes coloradensis Cockerell, 1933; Colletes simulans armatus Patton, 1879, valid subspecies; Colletes simulans miamiensis Mitchell, 1951, valid subspecies; Colletes simulans nevadensis Swenk, 1908, valid subspecies

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Colletes simulans armatus, male AMNH BEE-SYN
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Colletes simulans armatus, male AMNH BEE-SYN

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Colletes simulans armatus, male AMNH BEE-SYN
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Colletes simulans armatus, male AMNH BEE-SYN
Colletes simulans FEM CFP f
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Colletes simulans FEM CFP f

Colletes simulans MALE CFP f
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Colletes simulans MALE CFP f
Colletes simulans armatus, male AMNH BEE-SYN
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Colletes simulans armatus, male AMNH BEE-SYN

Colletes simulans armatus, male AMNH BEE-SYN
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Colletes simulans armatus, male AMNH BEE-SYN
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Colletes simulans armatus, male AMNH BEE-SYN-labels

Colletes simulans armatus, cellophane bee
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Colletes simulans armatus, cellophane bee
Colletes simulans armatus, cellophane bee
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Colletes simulans armatus, cellophane bee

Colletes simulans armatus, cellophane bee
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Colletes simulans armatus, cellophane bee
Colletes simulans, figure10c
Mitchell, Bees of the Eastern United States, Vol. I, 1960 · 1
Colletes simulans, figure10c

Colletes simulans miamiensis, female, abdtop
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Colletes simulans miamiensis, female, abdtop
Colletes simulans miamiensis, female, antenna
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Colletes simulans miamiensis, female, antenna

Colletes simulans miamiensis, female, headside
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Colletes simulans miamiensis, female, headside
Colletes simulans miamiensis, female, headtop
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Colletes simulans miamiensis, female, headtop
Overview
Reprinted with permission from: Mitchell, T.B. 1960 Bees of the Eastern United States. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin No. 141.

FEMALE—Length 10-11 mm.; eyes convergent below; malar space evident, but very short; facial foveae very small and narrow, adjacent to upper end of eye; antennae blackish, length and breadth of median segments subequal; clypeus closely, striately and rather coarsely punctate; punctures rather sparse on supraclypeal area; pubescence greyish-white or faintly yellowish, intermixed with fuscous on upper portions of head and thorax; prothoracic spines well developed; metapleural protuberance not carinate; tegulae blackish; wings subhyaline, veins and stigma piceous; scutum dull, anterior half of disc rugose, posterior half with some scattered, sparse, irregular punctures; scutellum rather finely rugoso-striate, without distinct punctures; pleura dull, coarsely rugose; anterior coxal spines well developed; tarsi dark, mid and hind basitarsi about three times as long as broad, spurs yellowish-ferruginous; abdominal terga shining, closely, deeply and distinctly, but rather finely punctate, punctures well separated on basal tergum, becoming closer and finer on more apical segments; apical margins of terga dark, depressed toward sides, with white fasciae, inevident on 1st segment, interrupted medially on 2nd, entire on 3rd and 4th, 2nd with a basal white fascia, discal pubescence fuscous, but very short and inconspicuous.

MALE—Length 8-9 mm.; eyes convergent below; length of malar space about one-fourth its breadth; antennae brownish, length of median segments about one and a half times the breadth; clypeus closely punctate; pubescence greyish-white or faintly yellowish, intermixed with fuscous on upper portions of head and thorax; prothoracic spines well developed; metapleural protuberance not carinate; tegulae reddish-piceous; wings subhyaline, veins and stigma piceous; scutum somewhat shining, punctures rather coarse and deep, close over anterior portion, becoming sparse in center of posterior half; punctures of scutellum more coarse and deep, irregular and rather sparse; punctures of pleura somewhat finer, close and deep; tarsi somewhat reddened, basitarsi slender, spurs yellowish; abdominal terga shining, closely, deeply and distinctly but rather finely punctate, punctures well separated on basal tergum, becoming more close and fine on the more apical segments; apical margins of terga depressed, somewhat reddened, with entire white fasciae, discal pubescence fuscous, but very short and inconspicuous.

DISTRIBUTION—North Carolina and Georgia, north to Wisconsin, Michigan, New York and the New England states, into southern Canada; May to November.

FLOWER RECORDS—Aster, Baccharis, Eupatorium, Polygonum cuspidatum and Solidago. Robertson (1929) lists the following as host plants: Aster ericoides, Bidens aristosa, Cicuta maculate, Polygonum hydropiperoides, Solidago canadensis, S. Graminifolia, S. nemoralis, and S. ulmifolia.

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Anacardiaceae  Rhus copallina @ UCMS_ENT (2)
Apiaceae  Daucus carota @ CUIC_ENT (4)
Asteraceae  Aster sp @ BBSL (7); UCMS_ENT (1)

Baccharis halimifolia @ BBSL (2)

Baccharis salicifolia @ BBSL (1)

Chrysothamnus linifolius @ BBSL (1)

Chrysothamnus nauseosus @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Chrysothamnus sp @ BBSL (36)

Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus @ BBSL (34)

Chrysothamnus @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Cirsium arvense @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Ericameria nauseosa @ BBSL (57)

Erigeron strigosus @ CUIC_ENT (4)

Euthamia caroliniana @ UCMS_ENT (4)

Euthamia sp @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Grindelia squarrosa @ BBSL (3); AMNH_BEE (2)

Gutierrezia microcephala @ BBSL (3)

Gutierrezia sarothrae @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Haplopappus @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Helianthus maximiliani @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Helianthus petiolaris @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Helianthus sp @ BBSL (1)

Hypochaeris radicata @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Isocoma @ AMNH_BEE (4)

Pityopsis falcata @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Pluchea purpurascens @ UCMS_ENT (3)

Senecio sp @ BBSL (1)

Solidago canadensis @ AMNH_BEE (5); BBSL (3)

Solidago gigantea @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Solidago juncea @ CUIC_ENT (5)

Solidago nemoralis @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Solidago rigida @ AMNH_BEE (6)

Solidago rugosa @ UCMS_ENT (13); CUIC_ENT (1)

Solidago sempervirens @ UCMS_ENT (22)

Solidago sp @ BBSL (14); UCMS_ENT (13); CUIC_ENT (16)

Solidago stricta @ BBSL (1)

Solidago tenuifolia @ UCMS_ENT (13)

Solidago @ UCMS_ENT (16); CUIC_ENT (11); I_JSA (3); AMNH_BEE (18)
Caryophyllaceae  Saponaria officinalis @ UCMS_ENT (4)
Cleomaceae  Peritoma serrulata @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Ericaceae  Calluna vulgaris @ AMNH_BEE (2); UCMS_ENT (8)
Euphorbiaceae  Euphorbia sp @ BBSL (1)
Fabaceae  Dalea candida @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Melilotus officinalis @ CUIC_ENT (2); UCMS_ENT (1)
Polygonaceae  Eriogonum annuum @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Eriogonum sp @ BBSL (2)

Polygonum cuspidatum @ UCMS_ENT (4)
Ranunculaceae  Clematis sp @ BBSL (1)
_  Withheld @ BBSL (171)

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