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Hoplitis spoliata (Provancher, 1888)
Osmia spoliata Provancher, 1888; Andronicus cylindricus Cresson, 1864; Hoplitis monardae Cockerell, 1914; Hoplitis hicksi Cockerell, 1932; Hoplitis cylindricus_homonym (Cresson, 1864); Hoplitis (Andronicus) cylindrica_homonym (Cresson, 1864); Hoplitis (Monumetha) spoliata (Provancher, 1888)

Life   Insecta   Hymenoptera   Apoidea   Megachilidae   Hoplitis
Subgenus: Alcidamea

Hoplitis spoliata, Mid-Atlantic Phenology
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Hoplitis spoliata, Mid-Atlantic Phenology

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Hoplitis spoliata, female, face
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Hoplitis spoliata, female, face
Hoplitis spoliata, female, side
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Hoplitis spoliata, female, side

Hoplitis spoliata, female, top
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Hoplitis spoliata, female, top
Hoplitis spoliata, female, wing
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Hoplitis spoliata, female, wing

Hoplitis spoliata FEM CFP comp
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Hoplitis spoliata FEM CFP comp
Hoplitis spoliata MALE CFP comp
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Hoplitis spoliata MALE CFP comp

Hoplitis spoliata, male, face, NY, Franklin Co ---.. ZS PMax
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Hoplitis spoliata, male, face, NY, Franklin Co ---.. ZS PMax
Hoplitis spoliata, male, side, NY, Franklin Co ---.. ZS PMax
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Hoplitis spoliata, male, side, NY, Franklin Co ---.. ZS PMax

Hoplitis spoliata, female, clypeus
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Hoplitis spoliata, female, clypeus
Hoplitis spoliata, female, mandible
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Hoplitis spoliata, female, mandible

Hoplitis spoliata, female, t
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Hoplitis spoliata, female, t
Hoplitis spoliata, male, antenna t
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Hoplitis spoliata, male, antenna t

Hoplitis spoliata, male, antenna
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Hoplitis spoliata, male, antenna
Hoplitis spoliata, male, clypeus t
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Hoplitis spoliata, male, clypeus t
Overview
Reprinted with permission from: Mitchell, T.B. 1960 Bees of the Eastern United States. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin No. 141.


FEMALE—Length 10-12 mm.; entirely black; face slightly longer than distance between eyes above; eyes very slightly converging below; lateral ocelli very slightly nearer each other than to eyes, much more widely removed from margin of vertex; clypeus broadly and slightly convex, apical margin considerably produced, median half nearly straight, with a rather narrow, shining, impunctate area; mandibles broadened apically, quadridentate, but third tooth often very low and inconspicuous (fig. 22); cheeks very much broader than eyes; wings subhyaline basally, becoming faintly infuscated toward apex, veins and stigma piceous; tegulae black, shining, with scattered, deep and quite distinct but rather fine punctures; legs entirely black, front spurs testaceous, mid and hind spurs black; pubescence entirely pale, rather thin but quite copious around antennae and over lower portions of face, on cheeks and on thorax laterally; abdominal terga 1-4 and sometimes 5 with white, apical fasciae, these more or less interrupted on the more basal terga, discal pubescence very short and thin, entirely pale, becoming more evident on the more apical terga quite dense on tergum 6; scopa entirely whitish; punctures deep and distinct, but rather fine and close in general, somewhat more distinctly separated on vertex medially, rather sparse and irregular in center of scutum toward posterior margin; scutum and scutellum shining, the pleura and propodeum dull and tessellate, pleura very closely punctate, the propodeum velvety, its posterior face completely devoid of punctures, dorsal area with a few faint, short striations just beneath metanotum; abdominal terga somewhat shining, but punctures quite close in general, slightly separated medially on terga 1-4, becoming almost crowded laterally and on terga 5 and 6, apical margins of the terga slightly depressed, that on 1 narrowly impunctate, but with very minute and close punctures on the others.

MALE—Length 9-12 mm.; entirely black; face slightly longer than distance between eyes above; eyes very slightly convergent below; antennal scape quite broadly dilated apically, partially enclosing pedicel, segments 3-5 of flagellum dilated, considerably broader than long, segments 8-11 elongated and quite narrow (fig. 23); lateral ocelli subequally distant from eyes, margin of vertex and each other; clypeus very slightly convex, densely long pubescent, apical margin considerably produced but relatively straight, with a narrow, shining, impunctate area; mandibles bidentate; cheeks only slightly broader than eyes; wings subhyaline basally, becoming faintly infuscated toward apex, veins and stigma brownish-piceous; tegulae shining, brownish-piceous, with scattered, fine punctures; legs entirely black, front spurs pale testaceous, mid and hind spurs brownish-piceous, middle pair very much reduced; abdominal tergum 7 fully exposed, broadly rounded apically, somewhat impressed just before the margin, median portion thickened, its edge shining and impunctate; sternum 1 triangularly pointed apically, 2 quite expansive, with a subapical, semicircular ridge beyond which the margin is testaceous-hyaline and with a median, broad, whitish fringe; sternum 3 quite expansive, apical margin produced to cover median area of 4, lateral areas of 4 exposed, the margin slightly incurved; apical margin of sternum 5 straight, with a median, apically directed fringe of long hairs and a subapical broader fringe of ventrally directed hairs; sterna 6-8 retracted, form as shown (fig. 21); genital armature as shown; pubescence entirely pale, rather elongate and copious over most of head and thorax, but becoming very thin on propodeum, both laterally and posteriorly, quite elongate on front and mid femora, forming rather copious, posteriorly directed fringes; abdominal terga 1-4 white fasciate apically, at least in part, the fasciae more or less widely interrupted on terga 1-2, entire on 3 and 4, and sometimes evident on 5, discal pubescence rather long and copious on 1 and 2, short and inconspicuous but evident on remaining terga; punctures fine and close over most of head and thorax, being more distinct on shining surfaces of vertex and dorsum of thorax, pleura and propodeum dull and densely tessellate, punctures extremely close, minute on pleura, very shallow and obscure on propodeum; abdominal terga somewhat shining, punctures slightly separated medially on terga 1-7, becoming closely crowded laterally, tergum 7 shining and with an area of rather sparse, irregular punctures medially.

DISTRIBUTION — British Columbia to Quebec and Maine, South to Texas and Florida, April to August.

FLOWER RECORDS — Rubus, Senecio and Specularia. Robertson (1929) records this species on Amorpha, Blephilia, Celastrus, Dianthera, Hydrophyllum, Labelia, Petalostemum, Trifolium, Verbena and Veronica.

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
A. newhart  623 @ JRYB__SHEN (2)
Asteraceae  Erigeron philadelphicus @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Boraginaceae  Phacelia hastata @ AMNH_BEE (1)
C. smith  672 @ JRYB__SHEN (2)
Ericaceae  Rhododendron canadense @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Fabaceae  Amorpha canescens @ AMNH_BEE (13)

Amorpha fruticosa @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Lotus corniculatus @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Melilotus albus @ CUIC_ENT (4)

Melilotus officinalis @ CUIC_ENT (2)

Trifolium hybridum @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Vicia @ CUIC_ENT (1)
G. cangialosi  915 @ JRYB__SHEN (1)
J. rykken  1029 @ JRYB__SHEN (1)

575 @ JRYB__SHEN (1)

623 @ JRYB__SHEN (1)
M.l. epps  808 @ JRYB__SHEN (1)
Rhamnaceae  Ceanothus americanus @ BBSL (1)
Rosaceae  Rosa @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Rubus @ CUIC_ENT (6)
Rubiaceae  Houstonia purpurea @ AMNH_BEE (2)
_  blueberry @ NLA (1)

cucurbit @ NLA (1)

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