No Common Name Svastra obliqua (Say, 1837)    Synonyms: Svastra obliqua caliginosa.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Hymenoptera   >   Family Apidae   >   Genus Svastra   

Status:

A large Eucerine bee that is a good indicator of high quality habitat (S. Droege, pers. comm.).

Description:

Nests are categorized as ground burrows, and social behavior is categorized as solitary to communal (Selfridge et al., 2017).

Relationships:

Parasitized by Triepeolus concavus.

There are 34 records in the project database.

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A Svastra obliqua in Caroline Co., Maryland (8/16/2014). Photo by Bill Adams. (MBP list)

A female Svastra obliqua in Kent Co., Maryland (7/22/2014). Photo by Sam Droege. (MBP list)

A female Svastra obliqua in Kent Co., Maryland (7/22/2014). Photo by Sam Droege. (MBP list)

A female Svastra obliqua in Kent Co., Maryland (7/22/2014). Photo by Sam Droege. (MBP list)

A female Svastra obliqua in Kent Co., Maryland (7/22/2014). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A male Svastra obliqua in Dorchester Co., Maryland (12/1/2015). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A male Svastra obliqua in Dorchester Co., Maryland (12/1/2015). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Svastra obliqua in Prince Georges Co., Maryland (6/12/2014). Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

A female Svastra obliqua in Prince Georges Co., Maryland (6/12/2014). Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

A female Svastra obliqua in Prince Georges Co., Maryland (6/12/2014). Photo by Mikey Lutmerding. (MBP list)

Svastra obliqua in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/2/2020). (c) Timothy Reichard, all rights reserved. Photo by Timothy Reichard. (MBP list)

Svastra obliqua in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/3/2020). (c) maragay, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by maragay via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Svastra obliqua (subspecies caliginosa) in Carroll Co., Maryland (8/17/2020). Verified by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Barbara Speckart. (MBP list)

Svastra obliqua in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (7/19/2020). (c) dansmall, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

A male Svastra obliqua (subspecies caliginosa) in Carroll Co., Maryland (7/9/2021). Verified by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Barbara Speckart. (MBP list)


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