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Melissodes verbesinarum Cockerell, 1905
Melissodes pecosella verbesinarum Cockerell, 1905

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Subgenus: Eumelissodes

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Extracted from: Melissodes pecosella verbesinarum Cockerell Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 18, p. 180

Appears as Melissodes pecosella verbesinarum in this excerpt.

Female. —Rather more robust; hair on inner side of basal joint of hind tarsi more decidedly fuscous; flagellum, after the first two joints, bright ferruginous beneath; basal band of second abdominal segment broad and very white; hair of thorax in front paler; eyes pale sea-green. Could very easily be taken for an undersized pallidicincta, but the much narrower face at once distinguishes it. Habitat. – Las Cruces, New Mexico, at flowers of Veresina encelloidae Sept 22.

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Asteraceae  Aster sp @ BBSL (9)

Baileya multiradiata @ BBSL (4)

Baileya sp @ BBSL (4)

Chrysothamnus sp @ BBSL (2)

Dyssodia concinna @ BBSL (2)

Gutierrezia sarothrae @ BBSL (4)

Gutierrezia @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Helenium autumnale @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Helianthus annuus @ BBSL (2)

Machaeranthera tanacetifolia @ BBSL (2)

Pectis papposa @ BBSL (2); UCRC_ENT (5)
Cleomaceae  Cleomella longipes @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Wislizenia refracta @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Loasaceae  Cevallia sinuata @ AMNH_BEE (3)
Malvaceae  Sphaeralcea sp @ BBSL (2)
Rosaceae  Purshia mexicana @ BBSL (1)
Tamaricaceae  Tamarix sp @ BBSL (1)
_  Apiaceae sp_( @ BBSL (1)

Withheld @ BBSL (408); BBSL__ZION (2)

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