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Melissodes submenuacha Cockerell, 1897
Melissodes hewetti Cockerell, 1905

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Subgenus: Eumelissodes


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Extracted from: LaBerge, W. E. 1963. New Species and Records of Little-known Species of Melissodes from North America (Hymenoptera: Anthophriadae). Bulletin of The University of Nebraska State Muesem, Vol. 4. Pp 227-242.

This relatively rare species has recently become available to the author in numbers. The known range of the species has been extended from New Mexico north into Colorado by one of these new records. The new records are as follows: ARIZONA: Portal: 3 c1 c1 from 2 miles west, September 14, 1955, G. E. Bohart; 2 ~ ~ from 10 miles east, September 16, 1955, G. E. Bohart; 1 9, 1 c1 from 5 miles west, September 26, 1956, E. Ordway; I ~,1 c1 from 5 miles west, September 30, 1956, E. Ordway; I c1 from 1 mile northeast, September 9, 1959, on Helianthus sp., J. R. Powers. Douglas (6 miles east): I c1, September 5, 1958, P. D. Hurd. COLORADO: Villagrove, Saguache County: I c1, July 10, 1959, E. G. Linsley. NEW MEXICO: Carrizozo: 2 9 9, 4 c1 c1 , September 10, 1961, on Helianthus petiolaris, P. D. Hurd; 1 c1, September 10, 1961, on Verbesina sp., P. H. Timberlake. Mesilla Park, Dona Ana County: 1 ~, 12 c1 c1, September 5, 1961, on Verbesina m·eophila) P. D. Hurd; I ct, September 5, 1961, on Helianthus annuus) P. D. Hurd; 2 9 ~, 4 c1 c1, September 7, 1961, on Verbesina oreophila, P. D. Hurd. Three Rivers (2 miles south), Otero County: 5 9 9, 28 c1 c1, September 9, 1961, on Verbesina oreophila, P. D. Hurd. Tularosa, Otero County: 1 c1, September 9, 1961 on V. oreophila, P. D. Hurd. These specimens are in the collections of Utah State University at Logan, the American l\tIuseum of Natural History, New York City, the University of California at Berkeley, P. H. Timberlake of Riverside, California, and the University of Nebraska State Museum at Lincoln.


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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Asteraceae  Aster sp @ BBSL (2)

Chrysothamnus sp @ BBSL (1)

Encelia sp @ BBSL (4)

Encelia @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Helianthus annuus @ BBSL (1)

Helianthus sp @ BBSL (1)

Heliopsis sp @ BBSL (1)

Verbesina encelioides @ BBSL (4); AMNH_BEE (1)

Verbesina sp @ BBSL (1)
_  Withheld @ BBSL (4)

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