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Nomada aquilarum Cockerell, 1903


Scientific Name: Nomada aquilarum Cockerell, 1903

Common Name: Eagle Creek Nomad Bee


Nomada aquilarum Cockerell, 1903: 208 [♂].

     Holotype ♂. USA, New Mexico, White Mountains, South Fortk of Eagle Creek, about 8000 feet, 18 August [no year provided], by C.H.T. Townsend, on Erigeron macranthus [USNM no. 13183].

Nomada cockerelli Graenicher, 1911: 240 [♂]. Synonymy by Rodeck (1949: 181).

     Holotype ♂. USA, Wisconsin, St. Croix Co., Hudson, 6-10 July 1910 [Public Museum of Milwaukee no. 37769]

Nomada (Holonomada) dacotensis Swenk, 1913: 88 [♀]. Synonymy by Rodeck (1949: 181).

     Holotype ♀. USA, North Dakota, Fargo, 17 August 1911, by O.A. Stevens (no. 2803), on Grindelia squarrosa [UNSM].


Taxonomic Notes: The ♀ was described by Swenk (1913: 87), the page preceeding the decription of N. dacotensis Swenk, which was later put into synonymy by Rodeck (1949). He distinguished the latter by its larger size and more extensive yellow markings.


DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN): BOLD:ADC8758


Distribution in Canada: Rodeck 1949 [AB]; Broemeling 1988 [YT, NT, AB, SK, MB]; Hurd 1979 [southern Canada]; Broemeling 1988 [YT, NT, AB, SK, MB]; Armbruster and Gunn 1989 [AK].


Armbruster WS, Guinn DA (1989) The solitary bee fauna (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) of interior and arctic Alaska: flower associations, habitat use, and phenology. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 62(4): 468-483.

Graenicher S (1911) Bees of northwestern Wisconsin. Bulletin of the Public Museum of Milwaukee 1: 221-249.

Hurd PD (1979) Superfamily Apoidea. In: Krombein KV, Hurd Jr PD, Smith DR, Burks BD (Eds) Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 2735 pp.

Broemeling DK (1988) A revision of the Nomada subgenus Nomadita of North America (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae). The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 64(4): 321-344.

Rodeck HG (1949) North American bees of the genus Nomada, subgenus Callinomada (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 42(2):174-186.

Cockerell TDA (1903) New American Hymenoptera, mostly of the genus Nomada. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 7 12(68): 200-214.

Swenk MH (1913) Studies of North American bees I. Family Nomadidae. Univeristy Studies of the University of Nebraska 12(1): 1-113.

Sociality: Parasitic
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Not Applicable
Wintering Stage: Mature Larva

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Solidago sp.

Distribution: Alaska, Alberta, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Yukon
Ecozone: Boreal Cordillera, Boreal Plains, Boreal Shield, Taiga Cordillera, Taiga Plains

female; lateral view
female; lateral view

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