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Osmia malina Cockerell, 1909
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Subgenus: Melanosmia

Osmia malina, female, face
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Osmia malina, female, face

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Osmia malina, female, side
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Osmia malina, female, side
Osmia malina, female, top
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Osmia malina, female, top

Osmia malina, female, wing
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Osmia malina, female, wing
Osmia malina FEM mm .x
© Copyright Laurence Packer 2014 · 7
Osmia malina FEM mm .x
Extracted from New American Bees - VIII by Cockerell (1909).

Length about 9 mm., thick-set, brilliant dark indigo-blue, the hind margins of the abdominal segments concolorous and very narrowly impunctate; legs black, without metallic tints; antennrn entirely black. Face broad; hair of face and vertex coarse and black, but on each side of the antennrn is a patch of white hair, recalling the appearance of O. albolate'ralis, 'which is in other respects a very different species. Lower edge of clypeus black, slightly elevated, but not peculiar in any way; mandibles with two pointed teeth, and a truncate subemarginate inner one; hair of cheeks black, but a conspicuous tuft of white hair on prothorax at sides of base of head; tubercles with white hair, pleura with black, sides of metathorax with white; dorsum of thorax with mixed black and white hair, the black preponderating, except posteriorly, along hind margin of scutellum; wings very smoky; legs with short black hair, shining brownish on anterior and middle tarsi; abdomen with white hair on first segment and extreme base of Ěsecond; the other segments with short black hail', with a few light hairs intermixed on second and third, and much glittering white hail' on fifth; scopa and hair at sides of abdomen black. Superficially like O. wilmattce, Okll., but distinguished by the second s. m. more produced beyond the second r. n., the thorax above with much more black hair, the larger ocelli and the tufts of white hair on the face. From O. giliantm, Okll., it is known by the abundant black hair on the thorax above, and the white hair on face. From O. pikei, Okll., it differs by the broader, deep blue face, &c. Hab. Northern Colorado, in the region near the foothills, either in the vicinity of Boulder or Loveland (Clarence De Voss).

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Asteraceae  Cirsium californicum @ BBSL__KWC (1)
Boraginaceae  Lappula sp @ BBSL__BBSLID (1)

Nama rothrockii @ EMEC (1)

Phacelia ramosissima @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Ericaceae  Arctostaphylos pringlei @ UCRC_ENT (16)
Fabaceae  Hosackia crassifolia @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Lathyrus sp @ BBSL (2)

Lotus crassifolius @ BBSL__KWC (1)

Lotus nevadensis @ UCRC_ENT (3)

Lupinus concinnus @ BBSL__KWC (1)

Lupinus excubitus @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Lupinus sp @ BBSL (1)

Trifolium sp @ BBSL__BBSLID (2)
Hydrophyllaceae  Phacelia sp @ BBSL__KWC (2)
Lamiaceae  Salvia sp @ BBSL (1)
Malvaceae  Sidalcea oregana @ BBSL (1)
Rhamnaceae  Ceanothus cordulatus @ UCRC_ENT (6)

Ceanothus integerrimus @ UCRC_ENT (3)

Ceanothus @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Rosaceae  Holodiscus @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Melanobatus leucodermis @ UCRC_ENT (5)
Santalaceae  Comandra umbellata @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Scrophulariaceae  Collinsia heterophylla @ BBSL__KWC (1)
_  Withheld @ BBSL (43); BBSL__YOSE (74)

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