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Melitta americana (Smith, 1853)
Cilissa americana Smith, 1853; Melitta americaniformis Viereck, 1909

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Subgenus: Cilissa

Melitta americana, female, face
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Melitta americana, female, face

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Melitta americana, female, side
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Melitta americana, female, side
Melitta americana, female, top
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Melitta americana, female, top

Melitta americana, female, wing
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Melitta americana, female, wing
Melitta americana FEM CFP comp
© Copyright Laurence Packer 2014 · 7
Melitta americana FEM CFP comp

Melitta americana MALE CFP comp
© Copyright Laurence Packer 2014 · 7
Melitta americana MALE CFP comp
Melitta americana, American Melitta
© Copyright John Ascher, 2006-2014 · 6
Melitta americana, American Melitta

Melitta americana
© Copyright Micheal Veit 2010 · 6
Melitta americana
Melitta americana, f on Vaccinium --
Michael Veit · 6
Melitta americana, f on Vaccinium --

Melitta americana, f on Vaccinium --
Michael Veit · 6
Melitta americana, f on Vaccinium --
Melitta americana, f on Vaccinium --
Michael Veit · 6
Melitta americana, f on Vaccinium --

Melitta americana, M, Back, North Carolina, Moore County-Recovered
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Melitta americana, M, Back, North Carolina, Moore County-Recovered
Melitta americana, M, Face, North Carolina, Moore County
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Melitta americana, M, Face, North Carolina, Moore County

Melitta americana, M, Side, North Carolina, Moore County
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Melitta americana, M, Side, North Carolina, Moore County
Melitta americana, F, Face, North Carolina, Moore County
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Melitta americana, F, Face, North Carolina, Moore County
Identification
Cilissa americana, Smith, 1853 Can. Emt. Nat. Hist. P. 123


Female. Length 5 inches. —Black, the face thinly covered with griseous pubescence; the clypeus is minutely punctured, interspersed with larger punctures•, and has a longitudinal smooth line, the flagellum of the antenna rufo-testaeeous beneath. Thorax, the disk closely covered with shallow punctures, and clothed with ochraceous pubescence, at the sides and beneath it is pale; wings subhyaline, the tegulae and nervures rnfo-test.a. ceons, the legs beneath fringed with pale hnirg, on the scopa above it is pale fuscous, apical joints of the tarsi ferruginous. Abdomen closely punctured, margins of the segments testaceous and having a fascia of pale pubescence; the anal fimbria fuscous.


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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Ericaceae  Vaccinium macrocarpon @ I_JSA (1)

Vaccinium sp @ BBSL (5)

Vaccinium stamineum @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Vaccinium @ AMNH_BEE (17)

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