Scientific Name: Melissodes bidentis Cockerell, 1914
Common Name: Two-toothed Long-horned Bee
Melissodes bidentis Cockerell, 1914: 362 [â™€].
Lectotype â™€ [designated by LaBerge 1961: 403, by mention]. USA, Nebraska, Westpoint, 21 September 1903, by J.C. Crawford, on Bidens [USNM no, 22913].
The â™‚ was described by LaBerge (1961). As Cockerell (1914) did not clearly select a holotype from the 5 syntypes mentioned in the original description, LaBerge (1961) is considered here to have designated the lectotype, by mention that unambiguously distinguishes the specimen.
Cockerell TDA (1914) XLIII.—Descriptions and records of bees.—LXIII. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 8 14(83): 361-369. https://doi.org/10.1080/00222931408693586
LaBerge WE (1961) A revision of the bees of the genus Melissodes in North and Central America. Part III (Hymenoptera, Apidae). The University of Kansas Science Bulletin 42(5): 283-663.
Pollen Specialization: Broad Oligolecty
Wintering Stage: Mature Larva
Ecozone: Mixwood Plains