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Nomada festiva Cresson, 1863


Scientific Name: Nomada festiva Cresson, 1863

Common Name: Festive Nomad Bee


Nomada festiva Cresson, 1863: 289 [♀], not Nomada festiva Schmiedeknecht, 1882 (= Nomada italica Dalla Torre and Friese, 1894).

     Holotype ♀. USA, New Jersey, by E. Norton [ANSP no. 2592].


Taxonomic notes: The ♂ is unknown.

An early use of the name Nomada festiva is in Illiger (1806: 94, no. 49), though it is considered nomen nudum?

Distribution in Canada: Pindar 2014 [ON].

The presence of this species in Canada has not been confirmed.


Cresson ET (1863) On the North American species of the genus Nomada. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia 2: 280-312.

Sociality: Parasitic
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Not Applicable

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: Ontario
Ecozone: Mixwood Plains

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