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Anthidium mormonum Cresson, 1878
Anthidium blanditum Cresson, 1879; Anthidium pondreum Titus, 1902; Anthidium pecosense Cockerell, 1904; Anthidium bernardinum var wilsoni Cockerell, 1904; Anthidium bernardinum var fragariellum Cockerell, 1904; Anthidium blanditum praedentatum Cockerell, 1907; Anthidium wallisi Cockerell, 1913; Anthidium nebrascense Swenk, 1914; Anthidium praedentatum trianguliferum Swenk, 1914; Anthidium flavicaudum Cockerell, 1925; Anthidium wyomingense Schwarz, 1927; Anthidium mormonum hicksi Schwarz, 1934; Anthidium wallisi var wallowana Schwarz, 1940

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Subgenus: Anthidium

Anthidium mormonum FEM mm
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Anthidium mormonum FEM mm

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Anthidium mormonum MALE mm
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Anthidium mormonum MALE mm
Anthidium mormonum, male, T6, VG
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Anthidium mormonum, male, T6, VG

Anthidium mormonum, male, S6, VG
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Anthidium mormonum, male, S6, VG
Anthidium mormonum, male, S7, VG
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Anthidium mormonum, male, S7, VG

Anthidium mormonum, male, S8, VG
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Anthidium mormonum, male, S8, VG
Anthidium mormonum, female, T6, VG
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Anthidium mormonum, female, T6, VG
Identification
Extracted from: Grigarick A.A., & Stange L.A., (1968). The Pollen Collecting Bees of the Anthidiini of California (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) Bulletin of the California Insect Survey Volume 9.

The females of mormonum have a distinctivee tegum VI which consists of a prominent truncate posterior marginal band that is posterior to, and widely separated from, the dorsolateral border (fig 80.). There is no single character for identifying the males but the combination of a reddish setal brush and the pronounced lateral lobe of sternum VI (fig. 44) and tergum VII (fig. 43), which has the mean width of the lateral lobe subequal to the distance separating it from the center spine, will serve to distinguish this sex.

Although many varieties have been described as "species" on the basis of coloration within mormonum, the variation that exists is not extreme within Cali- fornia. The females usually have more yellow than the males. In extreme northern California, mor- monum individuals are noticeably darker with less yellow on the thorax, abdomen, and pronotal lobe. This color pattern decreases even more in Washington and Montana. The darkest specimen was from northwestern Montana; it had a completely dark elypeus and mandible.


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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Asteraceae  Cirsium @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Boraginaceae  Cryptantha intermedia @ UCRC_ENT (3)

Cryptantha @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Eriodictyon crassifolium @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Phacelia ciliata @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Phacelia heterophylla @ UCRC_ENT (4)

Phacelia ramosissima @ UCRC_ENT (9)

Phacelia @ AMNH_BEE (17); UCRC_ENT (1)
Fabaceae  Acmispon americanus @ UCRC_ENT (3)

Acmispon argophyllus @ UCRC_ENT (7)

Acmispon glaber @ UCRC_ENT (2)

Acmispon nevadensis @ UCRC_ENT (26)

Lotus argophyllus @ UCRC_ENT (26)

Lotus nevadensis @ UCRC_ENT (5)

Lotus @ AMNH_BEE (3)

Trifolium @ AMNH_BEE (2)
Lamiaceae  Monardella @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Orobanchaceae  Cordylanthus nevinii @ UCRC_ENT (3)
Phrymaceae  Mimulus guttatus @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Plantaginaceae  Penstemon @ AMNH_BEE (3)
Polygonaceae  Eriogonum fasciculatum @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Rhamnaceae  Ceanothus @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Rosaceae  Horkelia clevelandii @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Rubus idaeus @ UCRC_ENT (1)

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