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Melissodes confusus Cresson, 1878
Melissodes confusa Cresson, 1878; Melissodes ruidosensis Cockerell, 1896; Melissodes tenuitarsis Cockerell, 1905; Melissodes civica Cockerell, 1910; Melissodes atraticornis Cockerell, 1934; Melissodes (Eumelissodes) confusa Cresson, 1878

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Subgenus: Eumelissodes

Melissodes confusus, Confusing Longhorn
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Melissodes confusus, Confusing Longhorn

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Melissodes confusus, Confusing Longhorn
© Copyright John Ascher, 2006-2014 · 4
Melissodes confusus, Confusing Longhorn
Melissodes confusus, Confusing Longhorn
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Melissodes confusus, Confusing Longhorn

Melissodes confusus, Confusing Longhorn
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Melissodes confusus, Confusing Longhorn
Melissodes confusus, Confusing Longhorn
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Melissodes confusus, Confusing Longhorn

Melissodes confusus, Confusing Long-horned Bee
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Melissodes confusus, Confusing Long-horned Bee
Melissodes confusus, Confusing Long-horned Bee
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Melissodes confusus, Confusing Long-horned Bee
Identification
Extracted from: Robertson, C. (1897). North American Bees - Description and Synonyms. Transactions of the Academy of Science of St. Louis. Vol. 7. No. 14.

In this excerpt, Melissodes confusus is known as the now synonymized Melissodes confusa.

I have compared the description of the latter with a type specimen of M. confusa sent for examination, by M. Fox. There is no difference whatever except that the New Mexican insect has black hair's on base of dorsal segments. The type shows a slight indication of black hairs here, while on the scutellum and posterior disc of mesonotum black hairs are present. The female shows black hair's on the thorax above and base of abdominal segments. The presence of similar hairs in the male only increases the probability that they belong together. Cockerell's description of the sixth segment of abdomen is exact for the male type specimen of M. confusa before me.


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