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.