Nomada zebrata

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Nomada zebrata, I_ADG26
Adalbert Goertz

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Nomada zebrata - Male - (Apidae) in Colorado Springs, Deerfield Hills (N38 47.041', W104 44.930'), El Paso County, Colorado; August 17, 2005. Size: L = 13 mm. This cuckoo bee was found on Helianthus petiolaris - Prairie Sunflower. This is one of the two late summer Nomada cuckoo bees (N. vincta and N. zebrata) possibly parasitizing Andrena helianthi. I checked this species against Boulder Museum specimen. Cockerell (1931) suggested a possible hybridization between N.vincta and N.zebrata. Yellow side lines at thx distinguishes N.zebrata here from N.vincta.

title Nomada zebrata
country United States
state/province CO
county El Paso
city/place Colorado Springs
site/street/trail Foothills
MAPdecimal latitude_longitude ••• 38.9_-104.7
when yyyymmdd hr:mn 20050817
who Adalbert Goertz
plant/host/prey Helianthus petiolaris - Prairie Sunflower
best guess identification Nomada zebrata

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