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

16NOT recommended - Include some provisional western species    18RECOMMENDED - 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

17Absent   

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

1Display these species    17RECOMMENDED - Click here to eliminate these species from the system   

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

18RECOMMENDED - 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

1Display these species    17RECOMMENDED - Click here to eliminate these species from the system   

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

8AL    15CT    15DC    15DE    7FL    11GA    15IL    15IN    15KY    15MA    15MD    15ME    15MI    7MS    15NC    15NH    15NJ    15NY    9New Brunswick    2Newfoundland and Labrador    11Nova Scotia    15OH    15Ontario    15PA    9Prince Edward Island    10Quebec    15RI    12SC    15TN    15VA    15VT    15WI    15WV   

7. Time of year

3August or later    14June-July    14May or earlier   

8. Thorax, scutellum, PRIMARY color

14Black    10Red    6Yellow   

9. Abdomen, pygidium, end

16Notched    4Rounded or flat   

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

102 widely spaced lateral PATCHES    3A CONTINUOUS latitudinal band or stripe from side to side    8A latitudinal band or stripe that is broken or INTERRUPTED in the center, sometimes by only a thin vertical line    10None   





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

102 widely spaced lateral PATCHES    6A CONTINUOUS latitudinal band or stripe from side to side    12A 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

112 widely spaced lateral PATCHES    6A CONTINUOUS latitudinal band or stripe from side to side    11A latitudinal band or stripe that is broken or INTERRUPTED in the center, sometimes by only a thin vertical line    3NONE   





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

92 widely spaced lateral PATCHES    10A CONTINUOUS latitudinal band or stripe from side to side    11A latitudinal band or stripe that is broken or INTERRUPTED in the center, sometimes by only a thin vertical line    6NONE   





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

72 widely spaced lateral PATCHES    13A CONTINUOUS latitudinal band or stripe from side to side    10A latitudinal band or stripe that is broken or INTERRUPTED in the center, sometimes by only a thin vertical line    7NONE   

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

15Completely yellow or 1 or 2 patches    5None