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Colletes nudus Robertson, 1898
Colletes vierecki Swenk, 1905; Colletes hydrophilus Cockerell, 1906

Life   Insecta   Hymenoptera   Apoidea   Colletidae   Colletes
Subgenus: None

Colletes nudus, -male, -back 2012-04-02-11.54.15-ZS-PMax
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Colletes nudus, -male, -back 2012-04-02-11.54.15-ZS-PMax

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Colletes nudus, -male, -face 2012-04-02-12.40.01-ZS-PMax
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Colletes nudus, -male, -side 2012-04-02-12.15.51-ZS-PMax
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Colletes nudus, -male, -side 2012-04-02-12.15.51-ZS-PMax

Colletes nudus, female, back 2012-04-02-11.27.50 ZS PMax
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Colletes nudus, female, back 2012-04-02-11.27.50 ZS PMax
Colletes nudus, female, face 2012-04-02-08.53.09 ZS PMax
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Colletes nudus, female, face 2012-04-02-08.53.09 ZS PMax

Colletes nudus FEM mm x ZS PMax
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Colletes nudus FEM mm x ZS PMax
Colletes nudus MALE mm .x f
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Colletes nudus MALE mm .x f

Colletes nudus, female, face ---.
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Colletes nudus, female, face ---.
Colletes nudus, female, side ---.
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Colletes nudus, female, side ---.

Colletes nudus, genital armature
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Colletes nudus, genital armature
Colletes nudus, sternum 7,
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Colletes nudus, sternum 7,

Colletes nudus, female, clypeus
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Colletes nudus, female, clypeus
Colletes nudus, female, face front
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Colletes nudus, female, face front

Colletes nudus, female, front
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Colletes nudus, female, front
Colletes nudus, female, front legs
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Colletes nudus, female, front legs
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 12 mm,; eyes convergent below; malar space extremely short; facial foveae small and narrow, hut shining and distinct; antennae reddened, median segments very slightly longer than bread; clypeus shining between the close, coarse and deep punctures; median part of supraclypeal area impunctate but dull, punctures fine and closely crowded laterally; pubescence whitish, rather short, to some degree fuscous or blackish on vertex and dorsum of thorax; lateral angles of pronotum acute, somewhat elongate, to a slight degree spine-like; metapleural protuberance low, not carinate; tegulae dark reddish; wings lightly infuscated, violaceous. veins and stigma piceous to ferruginous; scutum shining, punctures very coarse and deep, close over anterior half of disc, sparse posteriorly; scutellum shining’, punctures very coarse and deep, rather uniformly sparse pleural punctures about as those of scutum but very close; anterior coxae not spined; tar3 dark, length of mid and hind basitarsi riot much exceeding’ three times their breadth, spurs ferruginous; abdominal terga dull, punctures of 1st segment much finer than those of thorax. nut quite deep and distinct, rather widely separated over most of disc, punctures becoming closer and finer on the more apical segments; apical margins of terga depressed, entirely black, with narrow, entire, white fasciae, interrupted medially on 1st segment, lacking on the 5th.


MALE— Length 9-10 mm.; eyes convergent below; malar space evident, but very short; antennae reddish-brown, median segments twice as long a broad; clypeus closely and coarsely punctate beneath pubescence; pubescence whitish, rather short, to some degree fuscous or blackish on vertex and dorsum of thorax; lateral angles of pronotum acute. somewhat elongate, to a slight degree spine- like; metapleural protuberance low, not carinate; tegulae piceous; wings lightly infuscated, violaceous, veins and stigma piceous to ferruginous; scutum shining, punctures very coarse anti deep. close laterally, quite sparse in center posteriorly; punctures of scutellum exceedingly coarse and deep, close except in center; punctures of pleura coarse, deep and close; tarsi becoming reddened apically, basitarsi narrow, slender; spurs yellowish; abdominal terga shining, punctures deep and distinct, but rather fine and widely separated; apical margins of terga very narrowly and obscurely hyaline, depressed toward sides, with narrow, entire, white fasciae.


DISTRIBUTION—Florida to Louisiana, north to Wisconsin, Ontario and Massachusetts; April and May in Florida, through June, July and August in the North. According to Stephen the range of audits reaches Colorado to the west.


FLOWER RECORDS—Ceanothus, Daucus carota, Hydrangea arborescens, Melilotus alba, Parthenocissus, Rhus copallinum, and R. glabra. Stephen records nudus on Monarda mollis, Symphoricarpus vulgaris and Verbena urticifolia. Robertson records it on Asclepias syriaca, Pycnanthemum flexuosum and Symphoricarpus orbiculatus.

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Anacardiaceae  Rhus copallina @ UCMS_ENT (23)

Rhus glabra @ CUIC_ENT (2)

Rhus @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Schinus terebinthifolius @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Apiaceae  Daucus carota @ CUIC_ENT (1); UCMS_ENT (30)
Arecaceae  Sabal palmetto @ AMNH_BEE (5)
Asteraceae  Achillea millefolium @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Rudbeckia sp @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Solidago sempervirens @ UCMS_ENT (2)
Caprifoliaceae  Symphoricarpos occidentalis @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Fabaceae  Melilotus officinalis @ AMNH_BEE (3)
Lamiaceae  Lycopus sp @ UCMS_ENT (9)

Mentha piperita @ UCMS_ENT (5)

Nepeta cataria @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Teucrium canadense @ UCMS_ENT (1)

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