Abdomen, T1, presence and position of yellow markings | Abdomen, T2, presence and position of yellow markings | Abdomen, T3, presence and position of yellow markings | Abdomen, T4, presence and position of yellow markings | Abdomen, T5, presence and position of yellow markings | Abdomen, T6, presence and position of yellow markings | Abdomen, pygidium, end | Head, mandible, BIDENTATE, with distinct notched projection forming a tooth-like bump found less than one quarter the way from the tip on the upper side to the mandible | IMPORTANT - Please Click Here to Remove Provisional Western Species | Males that Sam thinks are not likely valid species - N. autumnalis, N. capillata, N. ceanothi, N. dreisbachi, N. minima, N. salicis, N. sobrina, N. townesi, N. ulsterensis | Species for which only females are described - N. crudelis, N. electella, N. festiva, N. florilega, N. micheneri, N. miniata, N. sphaerogaster | Specimens Sam still needs to find and score - N. capillata, N. salicis, N. townesi | State or province where bee was collected | Thorax, scutellum, PRIMARY color | Time of year

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1. IMPORTANT - Please Click Here to Remove Provisional Western Species

72NOT recommended - Include some provisional western species    63RECOMMENDED - Eastern Nomada ONLY   

2. Head, mandible, BIDENTATE, with distinct notched projection forming a tooth-like bump found less than one quarter the way from the tip on the upper side to the mandible

69Absent    2Present - Bidentate species, note these species are currently not included in the guide as they their identification is in turmoil, you should morphotype your collection based on morphological rather than color differences   

3. Species for which only females are described - N. crudelis, N. electella, N. festiva, N. florilega, N. micheneri, N. miniata, N. sphaerogaster

6Display these species    70RECOMMENDED - Click here to eliminate these species from the system   

4. Specimens Sam still needs to find and score - N. capillata, N. salicis, N. townesi

2Display these species    76RECOMMENDED - Click here to eliminate these species from the system   

5. Males that Sam thinks are not likely valid species - N. autumnalis, N. capillata, N. ceanothi, N. dreisbachi, N. minima, N. salicis, N. sobrina, N. townesi, N. ulsterensis

10Display these species    69RECOMMENDED - Click here to eliminate these species from the system   

6. State or province where bee was collected    [Explain]

27AL    34CT    40DC    39DE    26FL    34GA    40IL    39IN    38KY    34MA    39MD    29ME    38MI    23MS    41NC    29NH    41NJ    38NY    11New Brunswick    3Newfoundland and Labrador    16Nova Scotia    41OH    38Ontario    41PA    12Prince Edward Island    17Quebec    32RI    37SC    40TN    40VA    29VT    40WI    38WV    13Western   

7. Time of year

15August or later    49June-July    42May or earlier   

8. Thorax, scutellum, PRIMARY color

38Black    26Red    4White    40Yellow   

9. Abdomen, pygidium, end

53Notched    25Rounded or flat   

10. Abdomen, T1, presence and position of yellow markings

252 widely spaced lateral PATCHES    30A CONTINUOUS latitudinal band or stripe from side to side    25A latitudinal band or stripe that is broken or INTERRUPTED in the center, sometimes by only a thin vertical line    34None   





11. Abdomen, T2, presence and position of yellow markings

232 widely spaced lateral PATCHES    42A CONTINUOUS latitudinal band or stripe from side to side    40A latitudinal band or stripe that is broken or INTERRUPTED in the center, sometimes by only a thin vertical line    1NONE   





12. Abdomen, T3, presence and position of yellow markings

302 widely spaced lateral PATCHES    43A CONTINUOUS latitudinal band or stripe from side to side    39A latitudinal band or stripe that is broken or INTERRUPTED in the center, sometimes by only a thin vertical line    6NONE   





13. Abdomen, T4, presence and position of yellow markings

232 widely spaced lateral PATCHES    53A CONTINUOUS latitudinal band or stripe from side to side    37A latitudinal band or stripe that is broken or INTERRUPTED in the center, sometimes by only a thin vertical line    12NONE   





14. Abdomen, T5, presence and position of yellow markings

192 widely spaced lateral PATCHES    57A CONTINUOUS latitudinal band or stripe from side to side    31A latitudinal band or stripe that is broken or INTERRUPTED in the center, sometimes by only a thin vertical line    12NONE   

15. Abdomen, T6, presence and position of yellow markings

65Completely yellow or 1 or 2 patches    9None