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Sphecodes mandibularis Cresson, 1872
Sphecodes stygius Robertson, 1893

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Sphecodes mandibularis FEM mm .x f
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Sphecodes mandibularis FEM mm .x f

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Sphecodes mandibularis
Adalbert Goertz · 1
Sphecodes mandibularis
Extracted from: Robertson, C. (1897). North American Bees - Description and Synonyms. Transactions of the Academy of Science od St. Louis. Vol. 7. No. 14.

Twenty-two ~ and 13 (j specimens are referred to this species. The female has the mandibles honey yellow, rufous at tips, inner edge presenting a distinct tooth or dentiform angle; labrum short and rounded, testnceous 01' black; vertex and di8c of mesothorax sparsely punctured, the latter shining and with a greenish reflection; semicircular inclosure of metathorax with a more or less salient rim, coarsely reticulated or with irregular longitudinal rugae; wings hyaline, nervures testaceous or black; flngellum testaceous, especially beneath; legH dull testaceous or black, tarsi paler; abdomen often entirely red, or with the last three segments more or less black. The male has rather conspicuous white pubescence on the sides; flagellum testaceous, somewhat du~ky above; wings whitish, with pale nervures, and the tarsi pale; abdomen sometimes entirely bl~ck, or with the basal segments more or less yellow.

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Anacardiaceae  Rhus glabra @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Asteraceae  Chrysanthemum leucanthemum @ I_ADG (1)

Solidago @ CUIC_ENT (1)
Hydrangeaceae  Hydrangea arborescens @ CUIC_ENT (1)
Polygonaceae  Polygonum cuspidatum @ UCMS_ENT (1)
Rosaceae  Aruncus dioicus @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Rubus @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Spiraea alba @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Unplaced  none 685 @ RUAC_ENT (3)
_  caneberry @ NLA (1)

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