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Colletes consors Cresson, 1868
Colletes pascoensis Cockerell, 1898; Colletes zonatus Viereck, 1903; Colletes mesocopus Swenk, 1907; Colletes myroni Cockerell, 1908; Colletes consors mesocopus Swenk, 1907, valid subspecies; Colletes consors pascoensis Cockerell, 1898, valid subspecies

Life   Insecta   Hymenoptera   Apoidea   Colletidae   Colletes
Subgenus: None

Colletes consors, male, face
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Colletes consors, male, face

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Colletes consors, male, top
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Colletes consors, male, top
Colletes consors, male, wing
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Colletes consors, male, wing

Colletes consors, male, side
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Colletes consors, male, side
Colletes consors FEM mm .x f
© Copyright Laurence Packer 2014 · 7
Colletes consors FEM mm .x f

Colletes consors MALE mm .x f
© Copyright Laurence Packer 2014 · 7
Colletes consors MALE mm .x f
Colletes consors mesoscopus, figure7c
Mitchell, Bees of the Eastern United States, Vol. I, 1960 · 1
Colletes consors mesoscopus, figure7c

Colletes consors mesoscopus, figure9q
Mitchell, Bees of the Eastern United States, Vol. I, 1960 · 1
Colletes consors mesoscopus, figure9q
Overview
Reprinted with permission from: Mitchell, T.B. 1960 Bees of the Eastern United States. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin No. 141.


FEMALE—Length 10 mm.; eyes convergent below; length of malar space about one-fourth its breadth; facial foveae distinct, broad, sub- triangular; antennae reddish beneath, median segments very nearly as broad as long; clypeus shining, striately and rather closely punctate; punctures of supraclypeal area distinct, relatively sparse, surface dull; pubescence greyish-white on head and thorax; lateral angles of pronotum acute and prominent, but not spine-like; metapleural protuberance not carinate; tegulae ferruginous; wings subhyaline, or faintly infuscated, slightly violaceous, veins and stigma brownish; scutum shining, punctures deep and distinct, rather coarse, separated by about a puncture width anteriorly, becoming sparse in center of disc posteriorly; anterior margin of scutellum shining and impunctate, remainder of disc with coarse and rather close punctures; pleura shining between the coarse, deep and rather close punctures; dorsal area of propodeum rather dull, with close parallel striae; anterior coxae slightly produced apically, but without distinct spines; scopa tawny, tarsi dark, hind basitarsi parallel-sided, rather broad, length about three times the breadth, spurs ferruginous; abdominal terga shining, the punctures minute and quite sparse, hind margins reddish-hyaline, slightly depressed beneath the entire, white, apical fasciae; discal pubescence fuscous and rather long and erect.

MALE—Length 7-8 mm.; eyes convergent below; length of malar space nearly one-half its breadth; antennae piceous, median segments only slightly longer than broad; clypeus shining, but finely punctate above, punctures becoming coarser and more sparse toward apical margin, but all obscured by a dense beard; pubescence greyish-white on head and thorax, slightly yellowish on dorsum of thorax; lateral angles of pronotum acute and prominent, but not spine-like; metapleural protuberance not carinate; tegulae dark ferruginous; wings subhyaline, or faintly infuscated, slightly violaceous, veins and stigma brownish; scutum shining, punctures distinct but fine, quite sparse medially, even toward anterior gin, rather close laterally; scutellum shining, more coarsely punctate, sparse anteriorly; pleura shining, punctures deep, distinct, well separated but not sparse, more coarse than those on scutum; dorsal area of propodeum very short, with quadrangular pits formed by the short parallel striae, somewhat shining; tarsi dark, length of hind basitarsi about three times the breadth, spurs ferruginous; abdominal terga shining, minutely and obscurely punctate, sparsely so on the more basal terga, becoming closer apically, apical margins depressed, reddish-hyaline beneath the entire white apical fasciae, discal pubescence fuscous, erect and rather long.

DISTRIBUTION—This subspecies of C. consors Cresson is widely distributed throughout Canada, and in the eastern United States is recorded only from Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Michigan and Wisconsin. It is in flight from June to August.

FLOWER RECORDS—Geranium and Vaccinium. Stephen records it on Kalmia and Rubus.

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Asteraceae  Taraxacum officinale @ BBSL (2)
Boraginaceae  Hackelia patens @ BBSL (1)

Hackelia sp @ BBSL (1)

Hydrophyllum capitatum @ DART_ENT (1)

Hydrophyllum fendleri @ DART_ENT (1)

Mertensia bakeri @ RMBL_ENT (1)

Mertensia franciscana @ RMBL_ENT (1)

Phacelia @ AMNH_BEE (6)
Brassicaceae  Lesquerella sp @ BBSL (1)
Cucurbitaceae  Marah horridus @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Herndon, j.d.  1584 @ JRYA__OLYM (6)
Hydrophyllaceae  Phacelia heterophylla @ BBSL (2)

Phacelia leptosepala @ BBSL (1)

Phacelia linearis @ BBSL (10)

Phacelia sp @ BBSL (23)
Polemoniaceae  Polemonium sp @ BBSL (1)
Rosaceae  Prunus virginiana @ BBSL (1)

Rosa @ AMNH_BEE (1)
_  Withheld @ BBSL__ZION (9); BBSL (120); BBSL__YOSE (23)

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