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Dianthidium implicatum Timberlake, 1948
Life   Insecta   Hymenoptera   Apoidea   Megachilidae   Dianthidium
Subgenus: Dianthidium

Dianthidium implicatum, male, thorax surface b
© Kimberly Huntzinger, 2007 · 2
Dianthidium implicatum, male, thorax surface b

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Dianthidium implicatum, female, T1, mtg
© Kimberly Huntzinger, 2007 · 1
Dianthidium implicatum, female, T1, mtg
Dianthidium implicatum, male, T7
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Dianthidium implicatum, male, T7

Dianthidium implicatum, male, T7
© Kimberly Huntzinger, 2007 · 1
Dianthidium implicatum, male, T7
Dianthidium implicatum, male, thoraxsurface
© Kimberly Huntzinger, 2007 · 1
Dianthidium implicatum, male, thoraxsurface
Identification
Extracted from THE POLLEN-COLLECTING BEES OF THE ANTHIDIINI OF CALIFORNIA (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) by Grigarick A., A. (1968).


A white on black color pattern is characteristic for this species, with the first to fourth metasomal terga containing marginal reddish-brown bands. The entire dark area may be red on tergum I, and this segment is consistently marked with red in both sexes; but the number of terga with red following the first is variČable. The male of D. implicatum has a short median lobe on tergum VII (fig. 150). In this respect it re-sembles species in the curvatum and parvum groups characterized by Timberlake (1943). D. implicatum differs from these groups by having widely spaced punctures on tergum VII. Both sexes of implicatum have the frons distinguished with widely spaced punctures. This species extends across the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, but it is not common, as only 17 males and 20 females have been observed with about half of these being from CaliČfornia. Biological information is limited to the rearing of a single specimen from Deep Creek, Riverside Co., by E. I. Schlinger. It emerged from a pebble and resin nest consisting of a single cell on the crotch of a twig of Dalea. The only other plant association was with the composite Gutierrezia microcephala.

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Asteraceae  Ambrosia eriocentra @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Bebbia sp @ BBSL (1)

Gutierrezia microcephala @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Helianthus sp @ BBSL (4)
Loasaceae  Cevallia sinuata @ UCRC_ENT (1); AMNH_BEE (3)
Polygonaceae  Eriogonum fasciculatum @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Eriogonum inflatum @ BBSL__KWC (2)
_  Withheld @ BBSL (36)

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