Species

Scientific Name: Melissodes tristis Cockerell, 1894

Common Name: Melissodes tristis

Taxonomy

Melissodes tristis Cockerell, 1894: 234 [♂]

     Holotype â™‚. USA, USA, New Mexico, Las Cruces, 2 August [no year provided] [ANSP no. ].

Melissodes pallidicincta Cockerell, 1896: 306 [♀] [snonymy by ]

     Lectotype â™€ [desingnated by LaBerge 1961: 477]. USA, New Mexico, West Fork Gila River, 16 July [no year provided] [USNM no. 3357].

Melissodes tristis var. malvina Cockerell, 1902: 177 []

Melissodes semitristis Cockerell, 1905: 102 [] [synonymy by LaBerge 1961: 473]

Melissodes pallidicincta var. erythrina Cockerell, 1925: 231 []

 

References

Cockerell TDA (1894) Descriptions of new Hymenoptera. Entomological News 5: 234-236.

Cockerell TDA (1896) New bees of the genus Melissodes. The Entomologist 29: 304-308.

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.

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Wintering Stage: Mature Larva

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: Saskatchewan
Ecozone: Prairie