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Sphecodes davisii Robertson, 1897
Sphecodes persimilis Lovell and Cockerell, 1907

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Sphecodes davisii MALE mm x f
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Sphecodes davisii MALE mm x f

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    Identification Notes: Female: Large, often common, closest in size to S. ranunculi and S. dichrous, but has a rounded rather than very sharp pronotal ridge running from the ponotal collar towards the head and has very prominent, large, reddish tinged setae lining the upper edge of the hind tibia, pits almost all touching on scutum, and pits on T2 nearly absent with only scattered pits very, very widely separated
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Sphecodes davisii Male
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Sphecodes davisii Male
Sphecodes davisii, f, back, NY, essex county ---.
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Sphecodes davisii, f, back, NY, essex county ---.

Sphecodes davisii, f, face, NY, essex county ---.
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Sphecodes davisii, f, face, NY, essex county ---.
Sphecodes davisii, f, side, NY, essex county ---.
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Sphecodes davisii, f, side, NY, essex county ---.

Sphecodes davisii, Ilona Loser
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Sphecodes davisii, Ilona Loser
Sphecodes davisii, Ilona Loserface
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Sphecodes davisii, Ilona Loserface

Sphecodes davisii, Ilona Loserfemale
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Sphecodes davisii, Ilona Loserfemale
Identification
Extracted from: Robertson, C. (1897). North American Bees - Description and Synonyms. Transactions of the Academy of Science od St. Louis. Vol. 7. No. 14.

Black, opaque, the base of abdomen shining; head, thorax and legs with rather long, whitish pubescence, more close on clypens, cheeks and thorax beneath; mandibles, except base, rufous; antennae dull ferruginous beneath, short, joints increasing in length from second to fourth; fourth and following joints subequal; lllesonotllm rather closely and strongly punctured, with median and lateral raised lines; metathorax strongly reticulated, with a semicircular inclosllre ; teglllae testaceous exteriorly; wings hyaline, nervurcs testaceous, stigma black; legs black, apical joints of tarsi ferruginous; abdomen almost impullctate at base, towards apex closely and .finely punctu red, fiL'st and fourth segments at apex and the second and third entirely ferruginous. Length 10 mm.

~lichigan; one d specimen. Dedicated to :Mr. G. C. Davis, of l\lichigan Agricultural College, from whom the specimen was received. No reliance need be placed on the definite limitation of the red color of abdomen in the description of a single specimen. This is the largest male 8pltecodes I have seen.


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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Adoxaceae  Viburnum dentatum @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Viburnum lentago @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Anacardiaceae  Rhus copallina @ UCMS_ENT (4)
Apiaceae  Daucus carota @ UCMS_ENT (1)
Asteraceae  Achillea millefolium @ AMNH_BEE (2); UCMS_ENT (2)

Aster lateriflorus @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Aster sp @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Cichorium intybus @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Cirsium arvense @ B_AW (1)

Hypochaeris radicata @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Leucanthemum vulgare @ UCMS_ENT (7)

Solidago rugosa @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Solidago sempervirens @ UCMS_ENT (2)

Solidago tenuifolia @ UCMS_ENT (1)

Symphyotrichum ericoides @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Ranunculaceae  Ranunculus acris @ UCMS_ENT (1)
Rosaceae  Rubus allegheniensis @ AMNH_BEE (1)

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