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Calliopsis Smith
Life   Insecta   Hymenoptera   Apoidea   Andrenidae
Subgenera: Calliopsima, Calliopsis, Ceroliopoeum, Hypomacrotera, Liopoeodes, Liopoeum, Nomadopsis, Perissander, Verbenapis

Calliopsis anomoptera, male AMNH BEE00217994-3
© Copyright Hadel Go 2011-2016 · 9
Calliopsis anomoptera, male AMNH BEE00217994-3

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    Extracted from 2017 “Bees of Maryland: A Field Guide” http://bio2.elmira.edu/fieldbio/beesofmarylandbookversion1.pdf

    Commonly found in urban and other heavily used landscapes. Attracted to the hardpacked open soil of playing fields, road edges, construction sites, lake margins, and borrow pits. Common and usually forages close to the ground, where it collects pollen and nectar from weedy legumes and vervains.
    Field Marks: ♀♂Face, clearly wider than long, clypeus jutting/mounded outward, particularly noticeable in profile. Abdomen, edge of segments (tergites) with narrow band of pale hair. Eyes unusually light colored. ♀Face, below the level of the antennae, has 3 sets of parallel and linear white markings (looks like 3 whitestripes); two stripes along the inside of the compound eyes and one down the center. ♂Face (From about one-third of the way down) and legs entirely bright fluorescent yellow.
    Flight Season: Active from about May to October
    Size Relative to Honey Bee: 0.5X
    Position of Wings Feeding on Flowers: Completely overlapping
    Location of Pollen Carrying Hairs: Tibia
    Similar Genera: No similar genera, markings and shape of face are unique.
    Nest: Ground, open bare soil, fond of piles of construction dirt.
    Flowers: Mostly clover, sweetclover, verbena.

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Calliopsis zebrata bobbae, male AMNH BEE
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Calliopsis zebrata bobbae, male AMNH BEE
Calliopsis australior, female, face
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Calliopsis australior, female, face

Calliopsis australior, female, side
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Calliopsis australior, female, side
Calliopsis australior, female, top
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Calliopsis australior, female, top

Calliopsis hirsutifrons, male, face
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Calliopsis hirsutifrons, male, face
Calliopsis hirsutifrons, male, side
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Calliopsis hirsutifrons, male, side

Calliopsis hirsutifrons, male, top
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Calliopsis hirsutifrons, male, top
Calliopsis chlorops, male, tongue
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Calliopsis chlorops, male, tongue

Calliopsis coloradensis, female, face
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Calliopsis coloradensis, female, face
Calliopsis coloradensis, female, side
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Calliopsis coloradensis, female, side

Calliopsis coloradensis, female, top
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Calliopsis coloradensis, female, top
Calliopsis coloradensis, female, wing
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Calliopsis coloradensis, female, wing

Calliopsis subalpina, female, face
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Calliopsis subalpina, female, face
Calliopsis subalpina, female, side
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Calliopsis subalpina, female, side
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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Liliaceae  Calochortus @ I_JSA (4)
Rosaceae  Chamaebatia foliolosa @ I_JSA (3)
Solanaceae  Chamaesaracha sordida @ I_JSA (3)

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