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Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata (Lepeletier, 1825)

Macrocera bimaculata Lepeletier, 1825:527, LaBerge, 1956LaBerge, W.E. 1956. A revision of the bees of the genus Melissodes in North and Central America. Part I. (Hymenoptera, Apidae). The University of Kansas Science Bulletin 37 (2):911-1194.:1106, Holotype ♀, lost or destroyed. - As Melissodes bimaculata: - Cockerell, 1899Cockerell, T.D.A. 1899. The bees of Kansas. Entomological News 10:3-4. (distribution); Cockerell, 1906Cockerell, T.D.A. 1906. The North American bees of the family Anthophoridae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 32:63-116. (distribution); Cockerell, 1913Cockerell, T.D.A. 1913. Names applied to the Eucerine bees of North America. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 43:261-273. (distribution); Lutz & Cockerell, 1920Lutz, F.E. & T.D.A. Cockerell 1920. Notes on the distribution and bibliography of North American bees of the families, Apidae, Meliponidae, Bombidae, Euglossidae, and Anthophoridae. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist 42 (15):491-641. (distribution); Cockerell, 1935Cockerell, T.D.A. 1935. New records of bees. American Museum Novitates 766:1-8. (distribution); Michener, 1947Michener, C.D. 1947. Bees of a limited area in southern Mississippi (Hymenoptera; Apoidea). The American Midland Naturalist 38 (2):443-455. (distribution); Mitchell, 1962Mitchell, T.B. 1962. Bees of the Eastern United States. Volume II. Technical bulletin (North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station) 152:1-557. (distribution). - As Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata: - LaBerge, 1956LaBerge, W.E. 1956. A revision of the bees of the genus Melissodes in North and Central America. Part I. (Hymenoptera, Apidae). The University of Kansas Science Bulletin 37 (2):911-1194. (distribution); Mitchell, 1962Mitchell, T.B. 1962. Bees of the Eastern United States. Volume II. Technical bulletin (North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station) 152:1-557. (distribution); Krombein et al., 1979Krombein, K.V., P.D. Hurd, D.R. Smith & B.D. Burks 1979. Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. Volume 2. Apocrita (Aculeata). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. 1199-2209. (distribution); Pascarella et al., 1999Pascarella, J.B., Waddington, K.D. & Neal, P.R. 1999. The Bee Fauna (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) of Everglades National Park, Florida and adjacent areas: Distribution, Phenology, and Biogeography. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 72 (1):32-45. (distribution); Pascarella, 2006Pascarella, J.B. 2006. The bees of Florida. . (distribution); Hall & Ascher, 2010Hall, H.G., & J.S. Ascher 2010. Surveys of bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) in natural areas of Alachua County in North-Central Florida. The Florida Entomologist 93 (4):609-629. (distribution); Hall & Ascher, 2011Hall, H.G., & J.S. Ascher 2011. Surveys of wild bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) in organic farms of Alachua County in north-central Florida. The Florida Entomologist 94 (3):539-552. (distribution); Owens et al., 2018Owens, B.E., L. Allain, E.C. van Gorder, J.L. Bossart & C.E. Carlton 2018. The bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) of Louisiana: An updated, annotated checklist. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 120 (2):272-307. (distribution).
Macrocera binotàta Say, 1837:404, ♂♀. ♂, ♀, Indiana; LaBerge, 1956LaBerge, W.E. 1956. A revision of the bees of the genus Melissodes in North and Central America. Part I. (Hymenoptera, Apidae). The University of Kansas Science Bulletin 37 (2):911-1194.:1106, Type, destroyed. - Lutz & Cockerell, 1920Lutz, F.E. & T.D.A. Cockerell 1920. Notes on the distribution and bibliography of North American bees of the families, Apidae, Meliponidae, Bombidae, Euglossidae, and Anthophoridae. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist 42 (15):491-641. (distribution), 598 ( listed as synonym of Melissodes bimaculata (Lepeletier, 1825)); LaBerge, 1956LaBerge, W.E. 1956. A revision of the bees of the genus Melissodes in North and Central America. Part I. (Hymenoptera, Apidae). The University of Kansas Science Bulletin 37 (2):911-1194.:1104 ( listed as synonym of Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata (Lepeletier, 1825)); Mitchell, 1962Mitchell, T.B. 1962. Bees of the Eastern United States. Volume II. Technical bulletin (North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station) 152:1-557.:267 ( listed as synonym of Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata (Lepeletier, 1825)); Krombein et al., 1979Krombein, K.V., P.D. Hurd, D.R. Smith & B.D. Burks 1979. Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. Volume 2. Apocrita (Aculeata). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. 1199-2209.:2139 ( listed as synonym of Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata (Lepeletier, 1825)). - As Eucera binotata: - Dalla Torre, 1896Dalla Torre, C.G. 1896. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus, X. Apidae (Anthophila). Sumptibus Guilelmi Engelmann, 1-643. (distribution), 227 (comb. nov.).
Macrocera nigra Lepeletier, 1841:112, ♂. ♂, Pensylvanie (Musée de France); LaBerge, 1956LaBerge, W.E. 1956. A revision of the bees of the genus Melissodes in North and Central America. Part I. (Hymenoptera, Apidae). The University of Kansas Science Bulletin 37 (2):911-1194.:1106, Holotype ♂ (Saussure in the Museum of Natural History, Geneva, Switzerland). - Lutz & Cockerell, 1920Lutz, F.E. & T.D.A. Cockerell 1920. Notes on the distribution and bibliography of North American bees of the families, Apidae, Meliponidae, Bombidae, Euglossidae, and Anthophoridae. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist 42 (15):491-641. (distribution), 598 ( listed as synonym of Melissodes bimaculata (Lepeletier, 1825)); LaBerge, 1956LaBerge, W.E. 1956. A revision of the bees of the genus Melissodes in North and Central America. Part I. (Hymenoptera, Apidae). The University of Kansas Science Bulletin 37 (2):911-1194.:1104 ( listed as synonym of Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata (Lepeletier, 1825)); Mitchell, 1962Mitchell, T.B. 1962. Bees of the Eastern United States. Volume II. Technical bulletin (North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station) 152:1-557.:267 ( listed as synonym of Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata (Lepeletier, 1825)); Krombein et al., 1979Krombein, K.V., P.D. Hurd, D.R. Smith & B.D. Burks 1979. Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. Volume 2. Apocrita (Aculeata). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. 1199-2209.:2139 ( listed as synonym of Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata (Lepeletier, 1825)). - As Eucera nigra: - Dalla Torre, 1896Dalla Torre, C.G. 1896. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus, X. Apidae (Anthophila). Sumptibus Guilelmi Engelmann, 1-643. (distribution), 241 (comb. nov.).
Melissodes melanosoma Cockerell, 1905:266, ♂. ♂, Fedor, Texas, May 26, 1904 (leg. Birkmann); LaBerge, 1956LaBerge, W.E. 1956. A revision of the bees of the genus Melissodes in North and Central America. Part I. (Hymenoptera, Apidae). The University of Kansas Science Bulletin 37 (2):911-1194.:1106, Holotype ♂ (California Academy of Sciences). Synonymized with Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata (Lepeletier, 1825) by LaBerge, 1956LaBerge, W.E. 1956. A revision of the bees of the genus Melissodes in North and Central America. Part I. (Hymenoptera, Apidae). The University of Kansas Science Bulletin 37 (2):911-1194.:1105. - Cockerell, 1905Cockerell, T.D.A. 1905. Some bees collected by the Rev. G. Birkmann at Fedor, Texas. The Canadian Entomologist 37:265-267. (distribution); Cockerell, 1906Cockerell, T.D.A. 1906. The North American bees of the family Anthophoridae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 32:63-116. (distribution); Cockerell, 1913Cockerell, T.D.A. 1913. Names applied to the Eucerine bees of North America. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 43:261-273. (distribution); Lutz & Cockerell, 1920Lutz, F.E. & T.D.A. Cockerell 1920. Notes on the distribution and bibliography of North American bees of the families, Apidae, Meliponidae, Bombidae, Euglossidae, and Anthophoridae. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist 42 (15):491-641. (distribution); Krombein et al., 1979Krombein, K.V., P.D. Hurd, D.R. Smith & B.D. Burks 1979. Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. Volume 2. Apocrita (Aculeata). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. 1199-2209.:2140 ( listed as synonym of Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata (Lepeletier, 1825)).

FotoID: 8525
Species: Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata (Lepeletier, 1825)
Attribution: USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab from Beltsville, Maryland, USA / Public domain
Location: USA, Maryland

FotoID: 8524
Species: Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata (Lepeletier, 1825)
Attribution: USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab from Beltsville, Maryland, USA / Public domain
Location: USA, Florida

FotoID: 8528
Species: Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata (Lepeletier, 1825)
Attribution: USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab from Beltsville, Maryland, USA / Public domain
Location: USA, Maryland

FotoID: 8522
Species: Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata (Lepeletier, 1825)
Attribution: USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab from Beltsville, Maryland, USA / Public domain
Location: USA, Florida

FotoID: 8527
Species: Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata (Lepeletier, 1825)
Attribution: USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab from Beltsville, Maryland, USA / Public domain
Location: USA, Maryland

FotoID: 8523
Species: Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata (Lepeletier, 1825)
Attribution: USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab from Beltsville, Maryland, USA / Public domain
Location: USA, Maryland

FotoID: 8521
Species: Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata (Lepeletier, 1825)
Attribution: USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab from Beltsville, Maryland, USA / Public domain
Location: USA, Maryland

FotoID: 8526
Species: Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata (Lepeletier, 1825)
Attribution: USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab from Beltsville, Maryland, USA / Public domain
Location: USA, Florida

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Area distribution map

map of Melissodes bimaculata  bimaculata   (Lepeletier, 1825)

Distribution

CAN-NeBCanada - New Brunswick
(Lutz & Cockerell, 1920)
USAUnited States
(Cockerell, 1906)
USA-ALUnited States - Alabama
(Lepeletier, 1841 [as Macrocera nigra Lepeletier, 1841]; LaBerge, 1956; Mitchell, 1962)
USA-COUnited States - Colorado
(Cockerell, 1935; LaBerge, 1956; Mitchell, 1962; Krombein et al., 1979)
USA-CTUnited States - Connecticut
(Lutz & Cockerell, 1920; Mitchell, 1962)
USA-FLUnited States - Florida
(LaBerge, 1956; Mitchell, 1962; Krombein et al., 1979; Pascarella et al., 1999; Pascarella, 2006; Hall & Ascher, 2010; Hall & Ascher, 2011)
USA-GAUnited States - Georgia
(LaBerge, 1956; Mitchell, 1962)
USA-IAUnited States - Iowa
(LaBerge, 1956)
USA-ILUnited States - Illinois
(Lutz & Cockerell, 1920; LaBerge, 1956; Mitchell, 1962)
USA-INUnited States - Indiana
(Say, 1837 [as Macrocera binotata Say, 1837]; Dalla Torre, 1896 [as Eucera binotata (Say, 1837)]; Lutz & Cockerell, 1920 [as Macrocera binotata Say, 1837]; LaBerge, 1956; Mitchell, 1962)
USA-KSUnited States - Kansas
(Cockerell, 1899; Lutz & Cockerell, 1920; LaBerge, 1956)
USA-KYUnited States - Kentucky
(LaBerge, 1956; Mitchell, 1962)
USA-LAUnited States - Louisiana
(LaBerge, 1956; Owens et al., 2018)
USA-MAUnited States - Masachusettes
(LaBerge, 1956; Mitchell, 1962)
USA-MDUnited States - Maryland
(LaBerge, 1956; Mitchell, 1962)
USA-MEUnited States - Maine
(LaBerge, 1956; Mitchell, 1962; Krombein et al., 1979)
USA-MIUnited States - Michigan
(LaBerge, 1956; Mitchell, 1962)
USA-MNUnited States - Minnesota
(LaBerge, 1956)
USA-MOUnited States - Missouri
(LaBerge, 1956)
USA-MSUnited States - Mississippi
(Michener, 1947; LaBerge, 1956; Mitchell, 1962)
USA-NCUnited States - North Carolina
(LaBerge, 1956; Mitchell, 1962)
USA-NDUnited States - North Dakota
(LaBerge, 1956; Mitchell, 1962; Krombein et al., 1979)
USA-NEUnited States - Nebraska
(LaBerge, 1956)
USA-NJUnited States - New Jersey
(Lutz & Cockerell, 1920; LaBerge, 1956; Mitchell, 1962)
USA-NMUnited States - New Mexico
(LaBerge, 1956; Mitchell, 1962)
USA-NYUnited States - New York
(Lutz & Cockerell, 1920; Mitchell, 1962)
USA-OHUnited States - Ohio
(Mitchell, 1962)
USA-PAUnited States - Pennsylvania
(Dalla Torre, 1896 [as Eucera nigra (Lepeletier, 1841)]; Cockerell, 1913; Lutz & Cockerell, 1920; Lutz & Cockerell, 1920 [as Macrocera nigra Lepeletier, 1841]; LaBerge, 1956; Mitchell, 1962)
USA-RIUnited States - Rhode Island
(LaBerge, 1956; Mitchell, 1962)
USA-SCUnited States - South Carolina
(LaBerge, 1956; Mitchell, 1962)
USA-SDUnited States - South Dakota
(LaBerge, 1956)
USA-TNUnited States - Tennessee
(LaBerge, 1956; Mitchell, 1962)
USA-TXUnited States - Texas
(Cockerell, 1905 [as Melissodes melanosoma Cockerell, 1905]; Cockerell, 1906 [as Melissodes melanosoma Cockerell, 1905]; Cockerell, 1913 [as Melissodes melanosoma Cockerell, 1905]; Lutz & Cockerell, 1920 [as Melissodes melanosoma Cockerell, 1905]; LaBerge, 1956; Krombein et al., 1979)
USA-VAUnited States - Virginia
(LaBerge, 1956; Mitchell, 1962)
USA-VTUnited States - Vermont
(LaBerge, 1956; Mitchell, 1962)
USA-WIUnited States - Wisconsin
(Lutz & Cockerell, 1920; LaBerge, 1956; Mitchell, 1962)
USA-WVUnited States - West Virginia
(LaBerge, 1956)

Literature

  • Cockerell, T.D.A. 1899. The bees of Kansas. Entomological News 10:3-4.
  • Cockerell, T.D.A. 1905. Some bees collected by the Rev. G. Birkmann at Fedor, Texas. The Canadian Entomologist 37:265-267.
  • Cockerell, T.D.A. 1906. The North American bees of the family Anthophoridae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 32:63-116.
  • Cockerell, T.D.A. 1913. Names applied to the Eucerine bees of North America. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 43:261-273.
  • Cockerell, T.D.A. 1935. New records of bees. American Museum Novitates 766:1-8.
  • Dalla Torre, C.G. 1896. Catalogus Hymenopterorum hucusque descriptorum systematicus et synonymicus, X. Apidae (Anthophila). Sumptibus Guilelmi Engelmann, 1-643.
  • Hall, H.G., & J.S. Ascher 2010. Surveys of bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) in natural areas of Alachua County in North-Central Florida. The Florida Entomologist 93 (4):609-629.
  • Hall, H.G., & J.S. Ascher 2011. Surveys of wild bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) in organic farms of Alachua County in north-central Florida. The Florida Entomologist 94 (3):539-552.
  • Krombein, K.V., P.D. Hurd, D.R. Smith & B.D. Burks 1979. Catalog of Hymenoptera in America North of Mexico. Volume 2. Apocrita (Aculeata). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. 1199-2209.
  • LaBerge, W.E. 1956. A revision of the bees of the genus Melissodes in North and Central America. Part I. (Hymenoptera, Apidae). The University of Kansas Science Bulletin 37 (2):911-1194.
  • Lepeletier de Saint-Fargeau, A. 1841. Histoire Naturelles des Insectes. Hyménoptères. Vol. 2. Paris.
  • Lutz, F.E. & T.D.A. Cockerell 1920. Notes on the distribution and bibliography of North American bees of the families, Apidae, Meliponidae, Bombidae, Euglossidae, and Anthophoridae. Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist 42 (15):491-641.
  • Michener, C.D. 1947. Bees of a limited area in southern Mississippi (Hymenoptera; Apoidea). The American Midland Naturalist 38 (2):443-455.
  • Mitchell, T.B. 1962. Bees of the Eastern United States. Volume II. Technical bulletin (North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station) 152:1-557.
  • Owens, B.E., L. Allain, E.C. van Gorder, J.L. Bossart & C.E. Carlton 2018. The bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) of Louisiana: An updated, annotated checklist. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 120 (2):272-307.
  • Pascarella, J.B. 2006. The bees of Florida. .
  • Pascarella, J.B., Waddington, K.D. & Neal, P.R. 1999. The Bee Fauna (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) of Everglades National Park, Florida and adjacent areas: Distribution, Phenology, and Biogeography. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 72 (1):32-45.
  • Say, T. 1837. Descriptions of new species of North American Hymenoptera, and observations on some already described [Concluded from p. 305]. Boston Journal of Natural History 1 (4):361-416.