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Nomada melanoptera Cockerell, 1921
Nomada (Micronomada) melanoptera Cockerell, 1921; Hypochrotaenia (Micronomada) melanoptera (Cockerell, 1921)

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Extracted from Western Bees obtained by the American Museum Expeditions by Cockerell (1921).

COLORADO: 1 <.;?, 'Vray, about 3700 ft. alt., on a dry hill near town, July 17, 1919. <.;? .-=----Length about 11 mm., broad and robust; head black and red, thorax and abdomen black and bright lemon-yellow; mandibles simple; anterior coxre without spines; third antennal joint I )ng, much bnger th~n fourth or fifth, but not as long as the two together; basal nervure meeting transverse median; abdomen strongly punctured. Head broad, facial quadrangle broader than long; eyes pale red; mandibles (except apex), labrum, lower margin and broader corners of clypeus, and entire sides of face ending obliquely a little above antennre, bright ferruginous; face and front very coarsely punctured, clypeus with a smo~th area on lower middle, supraclypeal area with very large sparse punctures; posterior orbits with a narrow . red stripe, flushed with yellow at its upper end; antennre with the first three joints bright red, the next three reddish, the rest black; mesothorax entirely black, very coarsely and densely punctured; prothorax black, with the thick upper border and the tubercles yellow; pleura very coarsely punctured, entirely black; metathorax all black; scutellum bigibbous, with two very large round yellow spots; postscutellum yellow; tegulre bright red; wings dark fuliginous, with an irregular hyaline area in the subapical region, but the apical very 'dark; stigma ferruginous, nervures fuscous; legs bright red; hind tibi.:e with a pointed posterior apical lobe, on the outer margin of which are four equal spines; abdomen broad, black, the first five segments with broad yellow bands, that on second very broad, that on fifth broadly emarginate posteriorly; sides of apex with dark fuscous hair; venter black, with a red transverse line on first segment, not extending to sides. A remarkable species, which persistently falls with J.V. (Holonomada) superba Cresson in the tables, but is actually very different and closely related to N. (Aficronomada) arenicola Swenk, but without coxal spines, or yellow on face or pleura. The hind tibire are very distinctive.

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