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Nomada lepida Cresson, 1863
Nomada (Gnathias) lepida Cresson, 1863

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Nomada lepida, male AMNH BEE00136167-1
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Nomada lepida, male AMNH BEE00136167-1

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Nomada lepida FEM mm
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Nomada lepida FEM mm
Nomada lepida MALE mm
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Nomada lepida, male AMNH BEE00136167-2
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Nomada lepida, male AMNH BEE00136167-2
Nomada lepida, male AMNH BEE00136167-3
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Nomada lepida, male AMNH BEE00136167-3
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Reprinted from: Cresson, E. T. 1863. On the North American species of the genus Nomada. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Phil. 2:288-289


Male. Head black, densely and finely punctured, thickly clothed with whitish hairs ; the clypeus, labrum, mandibles and the orbits of the eyes on each side of the clypeus. yellow. Antennae as long as the head and thorax; black above, flagellum beneath yellowish-ferruginous, scape in front yellow. Thorax black, densely and finely punctured, thickly clothed with rather long whitish hairs ; tubercles yellow, deeply notched anteriorly with black; scutellum rather prominent and slightly subbilobate; tegular honey-yellow. Wings hyaline, slightly iridescent, apical margins clouded, nervures ferruginous. Legs : coxae except tips, trochanters and the anterior and intermediate femora beneath at base, and the whole of the posterior tibiae except tips, black, rest of femora ferruginous, tipped with yellowish ; tibiae and tarsi yellow varied with ferruginous. Abdomen minutely punctu.red, shining, ferruginous ; basal half of the first segment above black, and the posterior margins of the segments with a dark stain; on each side of the middle of the first segment an oblong yellow spot having its margins waved, especially in front, on the posterior margin of each spot, a small distinct fuscous dot ; at the base of each of the five following segments a transverse yellow band, more or less attenuated within and slightly interrupted in the middle with ferruginous, that on the second segment broad and slightly indented with blackish on the extreme sides riorly, the bands on the four following segments narrow and more or less squarely indented on each side posteriorly, the band on the sixth segment scarcely interrupted, apical segment ferruginous, bitid at tip ; beneath ferruginous, base of the first segment black, posterior margins of the segments with a darker stain; at the base of the second, third and fourth segments a narrow, transverse, yellowish line attenuated in the middle, a spot on the fifth and another on the apical segment, yellow. Length 4 lines. Hah. Pike's Peak, one % (Coll. Ent. Soc. Philad.); Rock Island. 111., one % (Coll. Benj. D. Walsh, Esq.). This species resembles the % of vincta Say, but diifers by having the face densely pilose, and by the clypeus and sides of the face having less yellow, and in other respects. I have before me an obscure specimen, doubtless of the same species, from Maryland (Coll. Mr. Norton), which differs from the Pike's Peak specimen in the colors being less bright,—in the scutellum having two ferruginous spots,—in the spots on the first segment of the abdomen above being rather deeply and obtusely indented anteriorly, and the fuscous dot on the posterior margin of each spot being obsolete,—in the transverse yellow bands of the following segments being more widely interrupted on the disk and having their outline much less distinct, those on the fourth and fifth segments being somewhat deeply indented on the disk anteriorly, and that on the sixth segment obsolete, and in the yellowish markings of the abdomen beneath being either very indistinct or else entirely obsolete.

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