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Nomada tiftonensis Cockerell, 1903


Scientific Name: Nomada tiftonensis Cockerell, 1903

Common Name: Tifton Nomada Cuckoo Bee


Nomada (Micronomada) tiftonensis Cockerell, 1903: 610 [♂].

     Syntypes . USA, Georgia, Tifton [ANSP no. 10165].

Nomada (Micronomada) modesta var. rivertonensis Cockerell 1903: 610 [♀]. Synonymy by Droege et al. (2010: 23).

     Holotype . USA, New Jersey, Riverton, 31 August [no year provided], by H.L. Viereck [ANSP no. 10158].


Taxonomic Notes: Droege et al. (2010: 22) indicated a holotype for N. tiftonensis Cockerell, but there is no clear indication that one of the two specimens described by Cockerell (1903: 610) from the same location was ever designated.

Mitchell (1962: 355) considered both taxa listed above as synonymies of N. heiligbrodtii Cresson (= N. texana Cresson), though Droege et al. (2010: 22) reinstated N. tiftonensis Cockerell as a valid species, with N. modesta rivertonensis Cockerell placed into synonymy (Droege et al. 2010: 23).

Distribution in Canada: Droege et al. 2010 [ON].

Body length: ♂ 7 mm


Mitchell TB (1962) Bees of the Eastern United States. Volume 2. North Carolina Agricultural Experimental Station Technical Bulletin 152, Raleigh, 557 pp.

Droege S, Rightmyer MG, Sheffield CS, Brady SG (2010) New synonymies in the bee genus Nomada from North America (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Zootaxa 2661: 1-32.

Cockerell TDA (1903) North American bees of the genus Nomada. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 55: 580-614.

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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