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Svastra sabinensis (Cockerell, 1924)
Melissodes sabinensis Cockerell, 1924; Melissodes suffusa var laterufa Cockerell, 1934; Melissodes (Epimelissodes) sabinensis Cockerell, 1924; Melissodes (Epimelissodes) sabinensis nubila LaBerge, 1956; Svastra (Epimelissodes) sabinensis laterufa (Cockerell, 1934), valid subspecies; Svastra (Epimelissodes) sabinensis nubila (LaBerge, 1956), valid subspecies

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Subgenus: Epimelissodes

Svastra sabinensis, Sabine Long-horned Bee
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Svastra sabinensis, Sabine Long-horned Bee

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Svastra sabinensis, Sabine Long-horned Bee
© Copyright John Ascher, 2006-2014 · 6
Svastra sabinensis, Sabine Long-horned Bee
Svastra sabinensis, Sabine Long-horned Bee
© Copyright John Ascher, 2006-2014 · 6
Svastra sabinensis, Sabine Long-horned Bee

Svastra sabinensis, Sabine Long-horned Bee
© Copyright John Ascher, 2006-2014 · 1
Svastra sabinensis, Sabine Long-horned Bee
Identification
Extracted from: Melissodes sabinensis, Cockerell, 1924 Am. Mus. Novitates 113, p. 1

Appears as Melissodes sabinensis in this excerpt.

Male. – Length about 12 mm.; black; the dorsal surface, including abdomen, densely covered with pale fulvous hair, but disc of scutellum with a transverse crescentic band of black hair; mesothorax with no dark hair; cheeks, face and under side of thorax with white hair; clypeus, labrum and basal half of mandibles cream-color; eyes pale reddish; face narrow; antennae as usual in the genus, the long flagellum bright ferruginous beneath; third joint much longer than wide; tegulae red, densely covered with appressed pale hair; wings dusky; stigma and nervures dusky reddish; second submarginal cell very broad; hair of legs white with a yellowish tint, bright ferruginous on inner side of tarsi; spurs pale reddish; abdomen densely covered with appressed fulvous hair, white and shining at extreme base of second segment (this only visible when the segment is much exserted); subapical spines very strong apical plate covered with appressed pale reddish hair.


Names
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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Amaranthaceae  Tidestromia lanuginosa @ BBSL (1)

Tidestromia sp @ BBSL (1)
Apocynaceae  Asclepias subverticillata @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Asclepias @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Asteraceae  Aster sp @ BBSL (16)

Baccharis glutinosa @ AMNH_BEE (3)

Baileya multiradiata @ BBSL (1)

Baileya sp @ BBSL (2)

Bebbia juncea @ UCREM (1)

Encelia sp @ BBSL (1)

Gaillardia sp @ BBSL (3)

Gutierrezia sarothrae @ BBSL (2)

Haplopappus graniticus @ BBSL (1)

Helianthus sp @ BBSL (1)

Helianthus @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Heterotheca sp @ BBSL (2); BBSL__BBBSL (1)

Heterotheca subaxillaris @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Heterotheca @ AMNH_BEE (1); I_JSA (3)

Hymenothrix sp @ BBSL (1)

Isocoma tenuisecta @ UCRC_ENT (3)
Fabaceae  Psorothamnus scoparius @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Malvaceae  Sphaeralcea sp @ BBSL (5)
Nyctaginaceae  Allionia incarnata @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Zygophyllaceae  Kallstroemia grandiflora @ BBSL (1); AMNH_BEE (3); I_JSA (1)

Kallstroemia parviflora @ BBSL (1)

Kallstroemia @ AMNH_BEE (3)
_  Withheld @ BBSL (22); BBSL__CAVE (51)

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