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Nomada snowii Cresson, 1878


Scientific Name: Nomada snowii Cresson, 1878

Common Name: Snow\\\'s Nomad Bee


Nomada Snowii Cresson, 1878: 75 [♀, ♂].

     Lectotype ♀ [designated by Cresson 1916: 130]. USA, Colorado, by F.H. Snow [ANSP no. 2597].

Nomada antonita Cockerell, 1909: 35 [♂]. Synonymy by Broemeling (1988: 332).

     Holotype ♂. USA, Colorado, Antonito, 5 August 1900, from the Colorado Agricultural College [USNM no. 29473].

Nomada (Holonomada) omahaensis Swenk, 1915: 17 [♂]. Synonymy by Rodeck (1949: 178).

     Holotype ♂. USA, Nebraska, Omaha, 29 August 1914, by L.T. Williams, on Solidago canadensis [UNSM?].


Distribution in Canada: Broemeling 1988 [AB, SK]; Sheffield et al. 2014 [AB, SK]


Cresson ET (1878) Descriptions of new North American Hymenoptera in the collection of the American Entomological Society. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 7: 61-136.

Sheffield CS, Frier SD, Dumesh D (2014) The bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Apiformes) of the Prairies Ecozone, with comparisons to other grasslands of Canada. In: Giberson DJ, Cárcamo HA (Eds) Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands (Volume 4): Biodiversity and Systematics Part 2. 4. Biological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, 479 pp. [ISBN 978-0-9689321-7-9].

Cockerell TDA (1909) Two new bees. The Canadian Entomologist 41(1): 35-37.

Swenk MH (1915) Studies of North American bees III. Families Nomadidae and Stelididae. University Studies of the University of Nebraska 15(2): 155-193.

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

Cresson ET (1916) The Cresson types of Hymenoptera. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 1: 1-141.

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.

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

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: Alberta, Saskatchewan
Ecozone: Prairie

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