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Melissodes subagilis Cockerell, 1905
Melissodes pecosella Cockerell, 1905; Tetraloniella excurrens var melanaspis Cockerell, 1925; Xenoglossodes albertensis Cockerell, 1937

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Subgenus: Eumelissodes

Melissodes subagilis FEM mm .x f
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Melissodes subagilis FEM mm .x f

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Melissodes subagilis MALE CFP
© Copyright Laurence Packer 2014 · 7
Melissodes subagilis MALE CFP
Extracted from: Melissodes pecosella Cockerell 1905 Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 18, p. 180

Appears as Melissodes pecosella in this excerpt.

Female .—Length slightly over 10 mm; facial quadrangle broader than long, but not excessively broad; eyes blue-gray; apical part of mandibles with a yellowish stripe; flagellum very dark reddish beneath; hair of head white and abundant, some black hair on vertex; hair of thorax above ochraceous, black on posterior part of mesothorax and disc of scutellum; tegulae black, with ochraceous hair; wings dusky, nervures black or nearly black; hair on basal join of hind tarsi within black or very dark fuscous, at the apex with a reddish tint; scopa of hind legs white, copious; abdomen with three broad bands just as in pallidicincta; the two apical segments covered with black hair, a tuft of white on each extreme side of fifth;. In most of the its characters it agrees with M. sphaeralceae Ckll, but the abdomen is rather narrower, with broader hairbands, and without the characteristic shining appearance of sphaeralceae ; the hair on inner side of basal joint of hind tarsi is differently colored (ferruginous in sphaeralceae) the black hair.

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Asteraceae  Aster sp @ BBSL (1)

Chrysothamnus sp @ BBSL (4); AMNH_BEE (1)

Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus @ BBSL (9)

Chrysothamnus @ AMNH_BEE (3)

Ericameria nauseosa @ BBSL (2)

Grindelia sp @ BBSL (2)

Grindelia squarrosa @ BBSL (11); AMNH_BEE (17)

Grindelia @ AMNH_BEE (3); UCRC_ENT (1)

Gutierrezia sp @ BBSL (1)

Heterotheca subaxillaris @ BBSL (12)

Hymenothrix wislizeni @ BBSL (1)

Pectis papposa @ BBSL (9)

Solidago sp @ BBSL (4)
Fabaceae  Lotus corniculatus @ BBSL (1)

Medicago sativa @ BBSL (1)

Melilotus officinalis @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Melilotus sp @ BBSL (1)
Malvaceae  Sphaeralcea sp @ BBSL (1)
_  Withheld @ BBSL (4)

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