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New Species and Records of Little-known Species of Melissodes from North America (Hymenoptera: Anthophoridae)
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The University of Nebraska State Museum Volume 4, Number 10 Pp.227-242
Two new species from Mexico, Melissodes (Tachymelissodes) sonorensis and M. (Melissodes) tescorum, are described in this paper. The previously undescribed males of M. cerussata LaBerge and M. baileyi Cockerell are described. Notes concerning the key to species of the subgenus Callimelissodes are given. New records of the following poorly known species of Melissodes are included: M. opuntiella, M. sphaeralcea, M. fimbriata, M. baileyi, M. apicata, M. mitchelli, M. intorta, M. flexa, M. maesta, M. cerussata, M. expolita, M. fasciatella, M. floris, M. hymenoxidis, M. perpolita, M. relucens, M. saponellus, and M. submenuacha.
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