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Melissodes paroselae Cockerell, 1905
Melissodes parosetae_sic Cockerell, 1905; Melissodes helenae Cockerell, 1906; Melissodes communis gratior Cockerell, 1923

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Subgenus: Melissodes

Melissodes paroselae, Parosela Long-horned Bee
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Melissodes paroselae, Parosela Long-horned Bee

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Melissodes paroselae, Parosela Long-horned Bee
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Identification
Extracted from: Melissodes parosetae Cockerell (1905) Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7)15, p. 528

Appears as Melissodes parosetae in this excerpt.

Male .—Length about 9 mm. Antennae very long (about 8.5mm), flagellum bright fulvo-ferruginous beneath; clypeus, labrum, and a large patch on mandibles lemon-yellow; second joint of maxillary palpi swollen, third long and cylindrical, last minute; facial quadrangle longer than broad, narrowing below; hair of face and cheeks white, of vertex and occiput ochraceous; eyes silver-grey with a green tint; hair of mesothorax fulvous; scutellum with much black hair; tegulae dark brown, hairy. Wings almost clear, stigma and nervures dark ferruginous; second submarginal cell large, receiving first recurrent nervure about the beginning of its last fourth. Hair of legs white, orange-fulvous on inner side of tarsi, which are red; abdominal bands creamy white; hair of venter pale. Looks much like a small Male of M. grindeliae, but easily separated by the much longer antennae, red tarsi, &e From M. agilis it is known by the black hair on scutellum, red tarsi, &e.; from M. floris by the longer antennae, wings not yellowish, &e. ; from M. montana by the much smaller size, abdomen less covered with hair, &e. Hab. Mesilla, New Mexico, at flowers of Parosela scoparia, July 25 (Cockerell).


Names
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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Aizoaceae  Trianthema portulacastrum @ BBSL (1); AMNH_BEE (1)
Amaranthaceae  Amaranthus sp @ BBSL (1)
Apocynaceae  Asclepias @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Asteraceae  Baccharis pteronioides @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Baccharis @ AMNH_BEE (9)

Chrysopsis sp @ BBSL__ERRR (2)

Cirsium sp @ BBSL (1)

Crepis sp @ BBSL__ERRR (6)

Gutierrezia @ I_JSA (2)

Helianthus sp @ BBSL__ERRR (1); BBSL (4)

Pectis @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Pluchea sp @ BBSL__ERRR (1); BBSL (1)

Verbesina encelioides @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Verbesina @ CUIC_ENT (2)
Bignoniaceae  Tecoma stans @ BBSL__ERRR (17)
Capparaceae  Cleomella sp @ BBSL (1)

Wislizenia refracta @ AMNH_BEE (2)
Cleomaceae  Cleomella longipes @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Convolvulaceae  Ipomoea sp @ BBSL (1)
Cucurbitaceae  Cucumis melo @ BBSL (1)
Euphorbiaceae  Euphorbia @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Fabaceae  Cercidium sp @ BBSL (10)

Lotus corniculatus @ BBSL (1)

Melilotus officinalis @ AMNH_BEE (209)

Parkinsonia aculeata @ BBSL (2)

Psorothamnus scoparius @ AMNH_BEE (6)

Psorothamnus @ AMNH_BEE (54); CUIC_ENT (9)
Hydrophyllaceae  Phacelia sp @ BBSL (9)
Malvaceae  Gossypium sp @ BBSL (7)

Malva sp @ BBSL__ERRR (1)
Polygonaceae  Antigonon sp @ BBSL__ERRR (5)
Rhamnaceae  Condalia @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Solanaceae  Chamaesaracha @ AMNH_BEE (2)
Zygophyllaceae  Kallstroemia grandiflora @ BBSL (2); BBSL__ERRR (10); AMNH_BEE (1)

Kallstroemia sp @ BBSL__ERRR (24)

Kallstroemia @ AMNH_BEE (1); CUIC_ENT (3)

Larrea @ AMNH_BEE (1)
_  Asteraceae sp_( @ BBSL__ERRR (1); BBSL (1)

Malvaceae sp @ BBSL__ERRR (3)

Withheld @ BBSL (216)

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